I am quite my own master, agreeably lodged, perfectly easy in my circumstances. I am contented with my situation, and happy because I think myself so.
The soul is that which denies the body. For example, that which refuses to run when the body trembles, to strike when the body is angry, to drink when the body is thirsty.
Doubt is not below knowledge, but above it.
Would you like to be a brilliant conversationalist? Just give your natural enthusiasm free reign and say whatever comes into your head. Your rashness will be taken for extraordinary courage.
The pleasure of talking is the inextinguishable passion of a woman, coeval with the act of breathing.
Pride and conceit were the original sins of man.
Evil tongues never want a whet.
Isocrates was in the right to insinuate, in his elegant Greek expression, that what is got over the Devil's back is spent under his belly.
It may be said that his wit shines at the expense of his memory.
Mutual content is like a river, which must have its banks on either side.
On peut dire que son esprit brille aux dépens de sa mémoire (One may say that his wit shines by the help of his memory).
A flatterer can risk everything with great personages.
Justice is such a fine thing that we cannot pay too dearly for it.
Plain as a pike-staff.
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