A coxcomb is one whom simpletons believe to be a man of merit.
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely...
Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.
The unfaithful woman, if she is known for such by the person concerned, is only...
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
It's motive alone that gives character to the actions of men
Everything has been said, and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought...
To be among people one loves, that's sufficient; to dream, to speak to them, to...
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue...
All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there...
It is a great misfortune not to possess sufficient wit to speak well, nor sufficient...
Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world.
The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are...
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a...
We see men fall from high estate on account of the very faults through which...
In beauty, faults conspicuous grow; the smallest speck is seen on snow
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough...