| I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.
| Your wit makes others witty.
| For to tempt and to be tempted are things very nearly allied - whenever feeling has anything to do in the matter, no sooner is it excited than we have already gone vastly farther than we are aware of.
| In politics a capable ruler must be guided by circumstances, conjectures and conjunctions.
| I like to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly.
| Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.
| I am one of the people who love the why of things.
| In my position you have to read when you want to write and to talk when you would like to read.
| Men make love more intensely at 20, but make love better, however, at 30.
| The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
| I shall be an autocrat: that's my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that's his.