Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action to all eternity.
All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich.
Be certain that he who has betrayed thee once will betray thee again.
Borrowed wit is the poorest wit.
Defeat serves to enlighten us.
Depend on no man, on no friend but him who can depend on himself. He only who acts conscientiously toward himself, will act so toward others.
Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain, and if you do know ask yourself, why am I telling it?
Half talent is no talent.
He who can conceal his joys, is greater than he who can hide his griefs.
Just so far as we are pleased at finding faults, are we displeased at finding perfection.
Malice is poisoned by her own venom.
Mistrust the man who finds everything good, the man who finds everything evil and still more the man who is indifferent to everything.
No communication or gift can exhaust genius or impoverish charity.
Obstinacy is the strength of the weak.
Say not you know another entirely, till you have divided an inheritance with him.
The ambitious sacrifices all to what he terms honor, as the miser all to money.
The conscience is more wise than science.
The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.
The more honesty a man has, the less he affects the air of a saint.
The public seldom forgive twice.
There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive.
Three days of uninterrupted company in a vehicle will make you better acquainted with another, than one hour's conversation with him every day for three years.
Truth, wisdom, love, seek reasons; malice only seeks causes.
Where there is much pretension, much has been borrowed: nature never pretends.
Who gives a trifle meanly is meaner than the trifle.
You may depend upon it that he is a good man whose intimate friends are all good, and whose enemies are decidedly bad.
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