Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.
One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely wretched.
The court is like a palace of marble; it’s composed of people very hard and very polished.
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
Man has but three events in his life: to be born, to live, and to die. He is not conscious of his birth, he suffers at his death and he forgets to live.
When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably.
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all.
No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less.