There are only two ways by which to rise in this world, either by one's own industry or by the stupidity of others.
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought.
Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.
It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to...
The unfaithful woman, if she is known for such by the person concerned, is only...
As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him the foolishness they concealed,...
The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a...
A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
They that have lived a single day have lived an age.
The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it...
Modesty is to merit, as shades to figures in a picture, giving it strength and...
A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there...
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your...
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity
The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.
A coxcomb is one whom simpletons believe to be a man of merit.
Ignorance gives a sort of eternity to prejudice, and perpetuity to error
No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity
I'm not ignoring you, i'm just waiting to see if you'll make an effort.
Vanity, I am sensible, is my cardinal vice and cardinal folly; and I am in...