The foolish moments of the head are often the most wonderful times of the heart.
Nothing is more usual than the sight of old people who yearn for retirement: and nothing is so rare than those who have retired and do not regret it.
There is as much ingenuity in making an felicitous application of an passage as in being the author of it.
Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.
The censure of those who are opposed to us, is the highest commendation that can be given us.
A man who knows how to mix pleasures with business is never entirely possessed by them; he either quits or resumes them at his will; and in the use he makes of them he rather finds a relaxation than a dangerous charm that might corrupt him.
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