Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village If you would know, and not be known, live in a city.
A harmless hilarity and a buoyant cheerfulness are not infrequent concomitants of genius; and we are never more deceived than when we mistake gravity for greatness, solemnity for science, and pomposity for erudition.
Love lives on hope, and dies when hope is dead It is a flame which sinks for lack of fuel.
There are two modes of establishing our reputation to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the former, because it will invariably be accompanied by the latter.
To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.
We hate some persons because we do not know them and we will not know them because we hate them.
Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship never.
To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it for when we fail our pride supports us when we succeed, it betrays us.
The greatest and most amiable privilege which the rich enjoy over the poor is that which they exercise the least the privilege of making others happy.
Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.
All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame.
Men will wrangle for religion write for it fight for it die for it anything butlive for it.
Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.