Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.
What makes vanity so insufferable to us, is that it hurts our own.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that have no virtue.
We are more often treacherous, through weakness than through calculation.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves.
The common foible of women who have been handsome is to forget that they are no longer so.
Bodily labor alleviates the pains of the mind and from this arises the happiness of the poor.
He who imagines he can do without the world deceives himself much; but he who fancies the world cannot do without him is still more mistaken.
There are few people who are more often in the wrong than those who cannot endure to be so.