"History will recall someday that the decisions of an empire were made only by greedy businessmen, scheming generals, and conniving politicians."
"I trust no man who consults God before he consults me."
“Good marriages are made in heaven, or some such place.”
“You must be very circumspect in society.”
“A robust, well-disposed man need not ever despair. If he doesn’t succeed in one thing, he can try another. Only he should choose with discretion.”
“In the name of love, people think they can do anything.”