Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes.
Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
Discontent is the seed of ethics
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception
Man is the cruelest animal
Better know nothing than half-know many things
We praise or blame as one or the other affords more opportunity for exhibiting our power of judgment