The pleasure of criticizing robs us of the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
They that have lived a single day have lived an age.
Everything has been said, and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought...
Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.
The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
One mark of a second-rate mind is to be always telling stories.
Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker.
A coxcomb is one whom simpletons believe to be a man of merit.
Nothing more clearly shows how little God esteems his gift to men of wealth, money,...
We must laugh before we are happy for fear of dying without having laughed at...
It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
We seldom repent of speaking little, very often of speaking too much: a vulgar and...
There are only two ways by which to rise in this world, either by one's...
Hatred is so lasting and stubborn, that reconciliation on a sickbed certainly forebodes death
As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician...
Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.
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...
Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father.