“Happy the man whom indulgent fortune allows to pay to virtue what he owes to nature, and to make a generous gift of what must otherwise be ravished from him by cruel necessity.”
The Philosophical Works of David Hume, Black and Tait, 1826, p. 173, "Essay XVI", "The Stoic"
Dithrambe sur Fête des Rois (ca. 1780)
Replying to "You're awfully shy for a lawyer" - Monkey Business (1931)