One falls to the ground in trying to sit on two stools.
If you wish to avoid seeing a fool you must first break your looking glass.
I am going to seek a great purpose, draw the curtain, the farce is played.
How shall I be able to rule over others, that have not full power and command of myself?
Believe me, ’tis a godlike thing to lend; to owe is a heroic virtue.
The farce is finished. I go to seek a vast perhaps.
Not everyone is a debtor who wishes to be; not everyone who wishes makes creditors.
Science without conscience is the death of the soul.
How can I govern others, who can’t even govern myself?
Science without conscience is the soul’s perdition.
Half the world does not know how the other half lives.
I won’t undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace.
The Devil was sick – the Devil a monk would be, The Devil was well the devil a monk was he
I have known many who could not when they would, for they had not done it when they could.
In their rules there was only one clause: Do what you will.
From the gut comes the strut, and where hunger reigns, strength abstains.