It is with many enterprises as with striking fire; we do not meet with success except by reiterated efforts, and often at the instant when we despaired of success.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
There is an important difference between love and friendship. While the former delights in extremes and opposites, the latter demands equality.
Pleasure and pain, the good and the bad, are so intermixed that we can not shun the one without depriving ourselves of the other.
Contempt is the only way to triumph over calumny.
Delicacy is to love what grace is to beauty.
Woman softens her own troubles by generously solacing those of others.
Who would venture upon the journey of life, if compelled to begin it at the end?
Sin is not so sinful as hypocrisy.
three-fourths of all marriages are unhappy.
Philosophy may raise us above grandeur, but nothing can elevate us above the ennui which accompanies it.
Hope says to us constantly, "Go on, go on..."
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