A rich man cannot enjoy a sound mind nor a sound body without exercise and abstinence; and yet these are truly the worst ingredients of poverty.
The difficulty is not that great to die for a friend, the hard part is finding a friend worth dying for.
Luxury may possibly contribute to give bread to the poor; but if there were no luxury, there would be no poor.
Violent passions are formed in solitude. In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression.
The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others lives unblest!