What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.”
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.”
I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.”
Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.”
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.
He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.
The future is purchased by the present.