The duty of a judge is to administer justice, but his practice is to delay it
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native...
The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a...
Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world.
A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.
There are only two ways by which to rise in this world, either by one's...
All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
A man can keep another's secret better than his own. A woman her own better...
It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor...
When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do...
A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there...
There are only three events in a man's life; birth, life, and death; he is...
One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely...
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity
Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.