The hatred we bear our enemies injures their happiness less than our own.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
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.
What we gain by experience is not worth that we lose in illusion
Do you know a young and beautiful woman who is not ready to flirt-just a little?
An angry woman is vindictive beyond measure, and hesitates at nothing in her bitterness.
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.
It requires less character to discover the faults of others, than to tolerate them.
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.
There are some errors so sweet that we repent them only to bring them to memory.
The happiness of the tender heart is increased by what it can take away from the wretchedness of others.
Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant.
To endeavor to move by the same discourse hearers who differ in age, sex, position and education is to attempt to open all locks with the same key.
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.
The less power a man has, the more he likes to use it.
There is certainly no beauty on earth which exceeds the natural loveliness of woman.
Doubt springs from the mind; faith is the daughter of the soul.
Without big words, how could many people say small things?
We forget the origin of a parvenu if he remembers it; we remember it if he forgets it.
Our interests are grains of opium to our consciences, but they only put it to sleep for a terrible awakening.
To protect ourselves against the storms of passion, marriage with a woman is a harbor in the tempest; but with a bad woman it is a tempest in the harbor.
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