If people did not compliment one another there would be little society.
Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something.
Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.
The fool is like those people who think themselves rich with little.
Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character.
Lazy people are always looking for something to do.
You people suffer less from their faults than from the prudence of the old.
Persons of rank do not talk about such trifles as the common people do; but the common people do not busy themselves about such frivolous things as do persons of rank.
The conscience of the dying belies their life.
Vice stirs up war, virtue fights.
When we are convinced of some great truths, and feel our convictions keenly, we must not fear to express it, although others have said it before us. Every thought is new when an author expresses it in a manner peculiar to himself.
Patience is the art of hoping.
The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.