They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
Pietro Aretino (1492 - 1556)
Contributed by: Zaady
A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.
I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
Nature without exercise is a seed shut up in a pod, and art without practice is nothing.
Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgment; and the man who has it may be compared to a chest filled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art.
I am, indeed, a king, for I know how to rule myself.
Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.
If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.
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