We seldom repent of speaking little, very often of speaking too much: a vulgar and trite maxim, which all the world knows and, but which all the world does not practice
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea...
One must laugh before one is happy, or one may die without ever laughing at...
The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.
A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there...
A man can keep another's secret better than his own. A woman her own better...
Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty.
When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek...
All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest...
A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.
The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom...
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
Making books is a skilled trade, like making clocks.
I used to think a good book was the best company, but now Ive thought...
Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long...
That awkward moment when you're making a wish on 11:11 and you get interrupted by...