A coxcomb is one whom simpletons believe to be a man of merit.
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less.
The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.
Modesty is to merit, as shades to figures in a picture, giving it strength and...
Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.
At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to...
It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor...
There are three stages in a person's life, birth, their life and death. They are...
Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native...
When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do...
We hope to grow old, and we dread old age; that is to say, we...
Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity
When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek...
Everything has been said, and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought...
The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
There are only two ways of getting on in the world either by one's own...
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very hard and...