What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
Flattery is false coin that is only current thanks to our vanity.
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation
The old begin to complain of the conduct of the young when they themselves are...
The pomp of funerals has more regard to the vanity of the living than the...
It is great cleverness to known when to conceal one's cleverness
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others
Though men pride themselves on their great actions, often they are not the results of...
True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing...
In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that is not exactly...
The greatest of all gifts is the power to estimate things at their true worth
The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
Sometimes accidents happen in life from which we have need of a little madness to...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Absence weakens mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and...
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind