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Quote Left The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. Quote Right
Quote Left There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state. Quote Right
Quote Left There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom. Quote Right
Quote Left Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be. Quote Right
Quote Left He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. Quote Right
Quote Left Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages. Quote Right
Quote Left Bees plunder the flowers here and there, but afterward they make of them honey, which is all theirs; it is no longer thyme or marjoram. Even s... Quote Right
Quote Left I was not long since in a company where I was not who of my fraternity brought news of a kind of pills, by true account, composed of a hundred and odd several ingredients; whereat we laughed very heartily, and made ourselves good sport; for what rock so hard were able to resist the shock or withstand the force of so thick and numerous a battery? Quote Right
Quote Left If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to. Quote Right
Quote Left The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage. Quote Right
Quote Left Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them. Quote Right
Quote Left No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port. Quote Right
Quote Left In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection, otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books. Quote Right
Quote Left The advantage of living is not measured by length, but by use; some people have lived long, and lived little; attend to it while you are in it... Quote Right
Quote Left It is a monstrous thing that I will say, but I will say it all the same: I find in many things more restraint and order in my morals than in my opinions, and my lust less depraved than my reason. Quote Right
Quote Left We must learn to endure what we cannot avoid. Our life is composed, like the harmony of the world, of contrary things, also of different tones... Quote Right
Quote Left The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know. Quote Right
Quote Left He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying. Quote Right
Quote Left Confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity. Quote Right
Quote Left Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think. Quote Right
Quote Left If a man urge me to tell wherefore I loved him, I feel it cannot be expressed but by answering: Because it was he, because it was myself. Quote Right
Quote Left Few men have been admired of their familiars. Quote Right
Quote Left The way of the world is to make laws, but follow custom. Quote Right
Quote Left The value of life lies not in the length of days but in the use you make of them; he has lived for a long time who has little lived. Quote Right
Quote Left My trade and my art is living. He who forbids me to speak about it according to my sense, experience, and practice, let him order the architec... Quote Right
Quote Left A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can. Quote Right
Quote Left We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom. Quote Right
Quote Left I quote others only in order the better to express myself. Quote Right