People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others.
People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come in to the mind of others.
Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.
We would never travel on the sea if we had no hope of telling about it later... We lose our lives with joy provided people talk about it... Even philosophers wish for admirers.
There are two kinds of people one can call reasonable: those who serve God with all their heart because they know him, and those who seek him with all their heart because they do not know him.
People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.
Do you wish people to believe good of you? Don't speak.
There are some people who lie for the mere sake of lying.
We are so presumptuous that we would wish to be known by all the world, even by people who shall come after, when we shall be no more; and we are so vain that the esteem of five or six neighbors delights and contents us.
Pride takes such natural possession of us in the midst of our woes, errors, etc. We even lose our life with joy, provided people talk of it.
Nothing is surer than that the people will be weak.