There is no cosmetic like happiness
Our weaknesses are the indigenous produce of our characters; but our strength is the forced fruit.
Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.
A mother's love! O holy, boundless thing!
Fountain whose waters never cease to spring!
There are no persons capable of stooping so low as those who desire to rise in the world.
In France, a woman may forget that she is neither young nor handsome; for the absence of these claims to attention does not expose her to be neglected by the male sex.
We have a reading, a talking, and a writing public. When shall we have a thinking?
People are always willing to follow advice when it accords with their own wishes.
Genius is the gold in the mine, talent is the miner who works and brings it out.
Satire, like conscience, reminds us of what we often wish to forget.
Wit is the lightning of the mind, reason the sunshine, and reflection the moonlight ...
... I never will allow myself to form an ideal of any person I desire to see, for disappointment never fails to ensue.
When the sun shines on you, you see your friends. It requires sunshine to be seen by them to advantage!
Arles is certainly one of the most interesting towns I have ever seen, whether viewed as a place remarkable for the objects of antiquity it contains, or for the primitive manners of its inhabitants and its picturesque appearance.
Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence.
The vices of the rich and great are mistaken for error; and those of the poor and lowly, for crimes.
Here Fashion is a despot, and no one dreams of evading its dictates.
A woman's head is always influenced by her heart, but a man's heart is always influenced by his head.
Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious.
Those who are formed to win general admiration are seldom calculated to bestow individual happiness.
Religion converts despair, which destroys, into resignation, which submits.
Yes, the meeting of dear friends atones for the regret of separation; and like it so much enhances affection, that after absence one wonders how one has been able to stay away from them so long.
We never respect those who amuse us, however we may smile at their comic powers
One of the most marked characteristics of our day is a reckless neglect of principles, and a rigid adherence to their semblance.
Imagination, which is the Eldorado of the poet and of the novel-writer, often proves the most pernicious gift to the individuals who compose the talkers instead of the writers in society.
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