The hatred we bear our enemies injures their happiness less than our own.
An angry woman is vindictive beyond measure, and hesitates at nothing in her bitterness.
Envy, like flame, blackens that which is above it, and which it cannot reach.
Many fortunes, like rivers, have a pure source, but grow muddy as they grow large.
There are some errors so sweet that we repent them only to bring them to memory.
It requires less character to discover the faults of others, than to tolerate them.
Conscience whispers, but interest screams aloud.
In a better world we will find our young years and our old friends.
None despise fame more heartily than those who have no possible claim to it.
In all that surrounds him the egotist sees only the frame of his own portrait.
Loud indignation against vice often stands for virtue in the eyes of bigots.
The less power a man has, the more he likes to use it.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
The happiness of the tender heart is increased by what it can take away from the wretchedness of others.
There is certainly no beauty on earth which exceeds the natural loveliness of woman.
Every generous illusion of youth leaves a wrinkle as it departs. Experience is the successive disenchanting of the things of life; it is reason enriched with the heart's spoils.
Doubt springs from the mind; faith is the daughter of the soul.
Pleasure and satiety live next door to each other.
Do not crowd the understanding; it can comprehend so much and no more. A pint pot will not contain the measure of a quart.
Of all trifles, titles are the lightest.
No woman dares express all she thinks.
The grave is a crucible where memory is purified; we only remember a dead friend by those qualities which make him regretted.
The politics of courtiers resemble their shadows; they cringe and turn with the sun of the day.
People who declare that they belong to no party certainly do not belong to ours.
Perfect servants would be the worst of all for certain masters, whose happiness consists in finding fault with them.
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