A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still: you must not want to see everything.
A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
A great value of antiquity lies in [...]
• About history: The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all — it is very tiresome.