Folly enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities.
Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.
Speech was given to the ordinary sort or men, whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it.
Similes prove nothing, but yet greatly lighten and relieve the tedium of argument.
Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus.
An Aristotle was but the rubbish of an Adam, and Athens but the rudiments of Paradise.
Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together.
God afflicts with the mind of a father, and kills for no other purpose but that he may raise again.
Thank God we're not like America: everyone wants to look like they're 20. In Europe we admire grown-up women. I think men revere older women.
To speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do is style.
I can make men follow me to hell.
The only two men I have time for are Barack Obama and my trainer.
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.