If everyone were clothed with integrity,
if every heart were just, frank, kindly,
the other virtues would be well-nigh useless,
since their chief purpose is to make us bear
with patience the injustice of our fellows. –
Men are alike in their promises. It is only in their deeds that they differ.
One ought to examine himself for a very long time
before thinking of condemning others.
A wise man is superior to any insults
which can be put upon him, and the best reply to
unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place.