The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”|
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.
“It is a wonderful seasoning of all enjoyments to think of those we love.”
It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.”
“Life is a tragedy to those who feel and a comedy to those who think.”
A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.
We die only once, and for such a long time.”
“The more we love someone, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that true love shows itself.
Without knowledge, life is no more than the shadow of death
I become quite melancholy and deeply grieved to see men behave to each other as they do. Everywhere I find nothing but base flattery, injustice , self-interest, deceit and roguery. I cannot bear it any longer; I'm furious; and my intention is to break with all mankind.”
If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.
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