The greater the effort, the greater the glory.
Self-love is the source of all our other loves.
When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.
All great virtues become great men.
A liar is always lavish of oaths.
Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.
Time is a great manager: it arranges things well.
He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be so; and insolence, if unpunished, increases!
[Lat., Qui se laisse outrager, merite qu'on l'outrage
Et l'audace impunie enfle trop un courage.]
There are secret ties, there are sympathies, by the sweet relationship of which souls that are well matched attach themselves to each other, and are affected by I know not what, which cannot be explained
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
By speaking of our misfortunes we often relieve them.
[Fr., A raconter ses maux souvent on les soulage.]
Happiness seems made to be shared.
Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.
What destroys one man preserves another.
Love lives on hope, and dies when hope is dead; It is a flame which sinks for lack of fuel.
He who forgives readily only invites offense.
One is often guilty by being too just.
I see, I know, I believe, I am undeceived.
Let us attend to the present, and as to the future we shall know how to manage when the occasion arrives.
If you betray me, can I take a better revenge than to love the person you hate?
Good fortune leads one to the highest glory, But to renounce it calls for equal courage.
Love is a tyrant sparing none.
I agree to, or rather aspire to, my doom.
Peace is produced by war.
Your virtue raises your glory above your crime.
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