Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.
Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.
To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.
Law is nothing other than a certain ordinance of reason for the common good, promulgated by the person who has the care of the community.
Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.
The things that we love tell us what we are.
If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
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