One mark of a second-rate mind is to be always telling stories.
Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world.
If it is true that one is poor on account of all the things one wants, the ambitious and the avaricious languish in extreme poverty.
This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you.