The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
Perfect reason flees all extremity, and leads one to be wise with sobriety.
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.
All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.
Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.
Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.
One should eat to live, not live to eat.
The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.
People don't mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous.
One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.
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