Love and friendship exclude each other
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Nothing more clearly shows how little God esteems his gift to men of wealth, money,...
As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him the foolishness they concealed,...
The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth.
A coxcomb is one whom simpletons believe to be a man of merit.
It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor...
The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth
Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth
Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are...
Modesty is to merit, as shades to figures in a picture, giving it strength and...
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
There are only two ways by which to rise in this world, either by one's...
There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame;...
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
There are three stages in a person's life, birth, their life and death. They are...
Everything has been said, and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought...
Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us...
The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.
It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.