It is a great misfortune not to possess sufficient wit to speak well, nor sufficient judgment to keep silent
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
We must laugh before we are happy for fear of dying without having laughed at...
Love and friendship exclude each other
When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and courageous feelings, seek...
It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor...
One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely...
Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its...
Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your...
Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father
The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth
If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it...
Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty.
Everything has been said, and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought...
A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less.
A coxcomb is one whom simpletons believe to be a man of merit.
There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry,...
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.
The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very hard and...