The pleasure of criticizing robs us of the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Love and friendship exclude each other.
The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very hard and...
Hatred is so lasting and stubborn, that reconciliation on a sickbed certainly forebodes death
The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
We seldom repent of speaking little, very often of speaking too much: a vulgar and...
A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably
One mark of a second-rate mind is to be always telling stories.
I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just...
Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.
Modesty is to merit, as shades to figures in a picture, giving it strength and...
He who tip-toes cannot stand; he who strides cannot walk.
Making books is a skilled trade, like making clocks.
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to...
If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it...
It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to...
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
There are only two ways by which to rise in this world, either by one's...
We have become so accustomed to the religious lie that surrounds us that we do...
Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block...