When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and courageous feelings, seek for no other rule to judge the event by; it is good and made by a good workman
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Love and friendship exclude each other.
The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity
It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.
There are only two ways by which to rise in this world, either by one's...
If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
Love and friendship exclude each other
It's motive alone that gives character to the actions of men
Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father.
It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to...
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native...
Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world.
Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your...
A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest...
No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no...
Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a...
The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.