Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect.
If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation.
It is boorish to live ungraciously: the giving is the hardest part; what does it cost to add a smile?
Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame; life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work.
The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a pest.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
Everything has been said, and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought too late.