Our virtues are most frequently but vices in disguise.|
Passion often renders the most clever man a fool, and even sometimes renders the most foolish man clever.
In the human heart there is a perpetual generation of passions, such that the ruin of one is almost always the foundation of another.
We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
We promise according to our hopes; we fulfill according to our fears.
Those who apply themselves too much to little things often become incapable of great ones.
he happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.
One forgives to the degree that one loves.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that have no virtue.