"If victory is elusive, seek new allies. Where that fails, seek new foes."
"When the weak court death, they find it."
"Just so. One step forward after the next, come what may. That is what it means to live."
"Him who knows that I know what he seeks to know, knows it well, while he who knows not, knows not what I know or know not."
"What a base and trifling creature is man. Yet at once he is the master of this empyreal flow, grand as all the heavens."