Love shows itself more in adversity than in prosperity; as light does, which shines most where the place is darkest.
A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.
The natural desire of good men is knowledge.
As a day well spent procures a happy sleep, so a life well employed procures a happy death.
You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.
Wisdom is the daughter of experience.
Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams with the imagination being awake?
While I thought I have been learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
Where there is most feeling, there is the greatest martyrdom.
Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.
What is fair in men, passes away, but not so in art.
We ought not to desire the impossible.