We hope to grow old, and we dread old age; that is to say, we love life and flee from death.
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its...
As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician...
There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry,...
No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no...
Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.
The giving is the hardest part; what does it cost to add a smile?
At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to...
All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
There are only two ways by which to rise in this world, either by one's...
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at...
We see men fall from high estate on account of the very faults through which...
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
One must laugh before one is happy, or one may die without ever laughing at...
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
It's motive alone that gives character to the actions of men
The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea...
Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.
The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth.