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.
It is not what we have but what we enjoy that constitutes our abundance.
We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give.
The wisest man may always learn something from the humblest peasant.
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.
An angry woman is vindictive beyond measure, and hesitates at nothing in her bitterness.
In a better world we will find our young years and our old friends.
Envy, like flame, blackens that which is above it, and which it cannot reach.
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.
Some delicate matters must be treated like pins, because if they are not seized by the right end, we get pricked.
Doubt springs from the mind; faith is the daughter of the soul.
The happiness of the tender heart is increased by what it can take away from the wretchedness of others.
What we gain by experience is not worth that we lose in illusion
There are some errors so sweet that we repent them only to bring them to memory.
The weak-minded man is the slave of his vices and the dupe of his virtues.
Loud indignation against vice often stands for virtue in the eyes of bigots.
Conscience whispers, but interest screams aloud.
Women always find their bitterest foes among their own sex.
When our friends are alive, we see the good qualities they lack; dead, we remember only those they possessed.
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.
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.
Experience unveils too late the snares laid for youth; it is the white frost which discovers the spider's web when the flies are no longer there to be caught.
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