Success causes us to be more praised than known.
There is a slowness in affairs which ripens them, and a slowness which rots them.
We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
God often visits us, but most of the time we are not at home.
Solitude vivifies, isolation kills.
Great souls are harmonious.
Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
In youth one has tears without grief; in age, griefs without tears
History, if thoroughly comprehended, furnishes something of the experience which a man would acquire who should be a contemporary of all ages and a fellow citizen of all peoples.
Evil often triumphs, but never conquers.
The Holy Scriptures praise the dew of the morning and the dew of the evening; ros matutinum, ros serotinum! Happy is he who possesses the gift of tears! when young, he will bear flowers; when old, fruit!
To love is to choose.
Interest, ambition, fortune, time, temper, love, all kill friendship.
Have friends, not for the sake of receiving, but of giving.
We want our friend as a man of talent, less because he has talent than because he is our friend.
The man abandoned by his friends, one after another, without just cause, will acquire, the reputation of being hard to please, changeable, ungrateful, unsociable.
Friendship is the ideal; friends are the reality; reality always remains far apart from the ideal.
Friends are rare for, the good reason that men are not common.
Certain names always awake certain prejudices.
Morality is the fruit of religion: to desire the former without the latter is to desire an orange without an orange-tree.
The historian must be a poet; not to find, but to find again; not to breathe life into beings, into imaginary deeds, but in order to re-animate and revive that which has been; to represent what time and space have placed at a distance from us.
Generosity is more charitable than wealth.
Great dejection often follows great enthusiasm.
The folly which we might have ourselves committed is the one which we are least ready to pardon in another.
Philosophers call God the great unknown The great misknown is more like it!
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