Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.
Every man has the right to life, to bodily integrity.
Here I am at the end of the road and at the top of the heap.
The feelings of my smallness and my nothingness always kept me good company.
See everything, overlook a great deal, correct a little.
Born poor, but of honored and humble people, I am particularly proud to die poor.
A peaceful man does more good than a learned one.
I am able to follow my own death step by step. Now I move softly towards the end.
The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.
It is now for the Catholic Church to bend herself to her work with calmness and generosity. It is for you to observe her with renewed and friendly attention.
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.