The man who has planned badly, if fortune is on his side, may have had a stroke of luck; but his plan was a bad one nonetheless.
As the old saw says well: every end does not appear together with its beginning.
I never yet feared those men who set a place apart in the middle of their cities where they gather to cheat one another and swear oaths which they break.
It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
When a woman removes her garment, she also removes the respect that is hers.
It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.
The ears of men are lesser agents of belief than their eyes.
If someone were to put a proposition before men bidding them choose, after examination, the best customs in the world, each nation would certainly select its own.
To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.
It's impossible for someone who is human to have all good things together, just as there is no single country able to provide all good things for itself.