''Having levelled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.''
''The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don't turn against him, they crush those beneath them.''
''A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad ... and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.''
''Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.''
''I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.''
''Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.''