It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.
Sanity is madness put to good use.
The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.
Experience seems to most of us to lead to conclusions, but empiricism has sworn never to draw them.
Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots.
The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind, but a sedentary city mind, like that of the ancients.