Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.
I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.
The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable and to expedite its occurrence.
To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man.
She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.
The reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows.
The bold defiance of a woman is the certain sign of her shame, - when she has once ceased to blush, it is because she has too much to blush for.
War is much too serious a thing to be left to military men.
If we go on explaining we shall cease to understand one another.
Show me another pleasure like dinner which comes every day and lasts an hour.
What clever man has ever needed to commit a crime? Crime is the last resort of political half-wits.
A court is an assembly of noble and distinguished beggars.
Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of glory creates a great man.
Mistrust first impulses; they are nearly always good.
Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.
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