Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.
It's impossible to be good and rich at the same time.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.