The hatred we bear our enemies injures their happiness less than our own.
Envy, like flame, blackens that which is above it, and which it cannot reach.
What we gain by experience is not worth that we lose in illusion
Many fortunes, like rivers, have a pure source, but grow muddy as they grow large.
An angry woman is vindictive beyond measure, and hesitates at nothing in her bitterness.
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.
Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant.
There are some errors so sweet that we repent them only to bring them to memory.
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.
Do you know a young and beautiful woman who is not ready to flirt-just a little?
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.
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.
The happiness of the tender heart is increased by what it can take away from the wretchedness of others.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek 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.
It is almost impossible to find those who admire us entirely lacking in taste.
It is easy to be virtuous in prospective.
Of all trifles, titles are the lightest.
Do not crowd the understanding; it can comprehend so much and no more. A pint pot will not contain the measure of a quart.
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