The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.
The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.
There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.
There are no greater wretches in the world than many of those whom people in general take to be happy.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.
All art is an imitation of nature.
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We never reflect how pleasant it is to ask for nothing.
It's the admirer and the watcher who provoke us to all the inanities we commit.
Calamity is virtue's opportunity.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
Happy the man who can endure the highest and the lowest fortune. He, who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity, has deprived misfortune of its power.
Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secrets just like love or liquor.