Nothing is so difficult but that it may be found out by seeking.
My death, taking the light from my eyes, gives back to the day the purity which they soiled.
Many a time a man cannot be such as he would be, if circumstances do not admit of it.
In fine, nothing is said now that has not been said before.
Do not they bring it to pass by knowing that they know nothing at all?
Too much virtue can be criminal.
If I could believe that this was said sincerely, I could put up with anything.
According as the man is, so must you humour him.
It is a maxim of old that among themselves all things are common to friends.
Justice in the extreme is often unjust.
How good is God! How sweet his yoke!
The glory of my name increases my shame. Less known by mortals, I could better escape their eyes.
I know the disposition of women: when you will, they won’t; when you won’t, they set their hearts upon you of their own inclination.
I have pushed virtue to outright brutality.
Is a faith without action a sincere faith?