Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.
It is easy for men to write and talk like philosophers, but to act with wisdom, there is the rub!
The only thing wealth does for some people is to make them worry about losing it.
The most civilized people are as near to barbarism as the most polished steel is to rust. Nations, like metals, have only a superficial brilliancy.
What isn’t clear, isn’t French.
Memory always obeys the commands of the heart.
The absolute ruler may be a Nero, but he is sometimes a Titus or Marc Aurelius; the people is often Nero, but never Marc Aurelius.
Ideas are a capital that bears interest only in the hands of talent.
Of every ten persons who talk about you, nine will say something bad, and the tenth will say something good in a bad way.
Mind is the partial side of men; the heart is everything.
True felicity consists of its own consciousness.
Brave men do not boast nor bluster. Deeds, not words, speak for such.
There are some women who are flirts upon principle; they consider it their duty to make themselves as pleasing as possible to every one.
It has been very truly said that the mob has many heads, but no brains.
Rumor, once started, rushes on like a river, until it mingles with, and is lost in the sea.
Oblivion is the rule and fame the exception, of humanity.
The modest man has everything to gain, and the arrogant man everything to lose; for modesty has always to deal with generosity, and arrogance with envy.
A fool may have his coat embroidered with gold, but it is a fool's coat still.
To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes.
Youth is not the era of wisdom; let us therefore have due consideration.
Gold like the sun, which melts wax, but hardens clay, expands great souls.
There is nothing so unready as readiness of wit.
Poverty treads close upon the heels of great and unexpected wealth.
History is only time furnished with dates and rich with events.
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