We see men fall from high estate on account of the very faults through which they attained it
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker.
A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought.
It's motive alone that gives character to the actions of men
Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.
Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.
A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably
It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
Making books is a skilled trade, like making clocks.
When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do...
I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just...
This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native...
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
A man can keep another's secret better than his own. A woman her own better...
There are only two ways by which to rise in this world, either by one's...
A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest...
Everything has been said, and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought...
There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue...