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Taking it all in all, I find it is more trouble to watch after money than to get it.
The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mold.. The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbour causes a war betwixt princes.
We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him.
There is no man so good, who, were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the laws, would not deserve hanging 10 times in his life.
It is a common seen by experience that excellent memories do often accompany weak judgments.
The worst of my actions or conditions seem not so ugly unto me as I find it both ugly and base not to dare to avouch for them.
It is not without good reason said, that he who has not a good memory should never take upon him the trade of lying.
No man is so exquisitely honest or upright in living, but that ten times in his life he might not lawfully be hanged.
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