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What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism.
The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.
The entire world is my temple, and a very fine one too, if I’m not mistaken, and I’ll never lack priests to serve it as…
Man’s mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.
Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders.
Don’t give your advice before you are called upon.
By burning Luther’s books you may rid your bookshelves of him, but you will not rid men’s minds of him.
A good portion of speaking will consist in knowing how to lie.
Luther was guilty of two great crimes – he struck the Pope in his crown, and the monks in their belly.
It’s the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens, that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide.
In the country of the blind the one eyed man is king.
Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is…
The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life,…
It is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay to antiquity its due reverence.
The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.
Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin.
Human affairs are so obscure and various that nothing can be clearly known.
War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.
Fools are without number.
Concealed talent brings no reputation.
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