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A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without...   Life
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of ...   Life
A good conscience fears no witness, but a guilty conscience is solicit...   Life
A great fortune is a great slavery.   Life
A great mind becomes a great fortune.   Life
A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.   Life
A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts.   Life
A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinne...   Life
A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessa...   Life
A man's as miserable as he thinks he is.   Life
A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.   Life
A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor doe...   Life
A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.   Life
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no b...   Life
A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.   Life
All art is but imitation of nature.   Art
All cruelty springs from weakness.   Life
Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.   Life
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the in...   Life
Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stor...   Life
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is w...   Life
As long as you live, keep learning how to live.   Life
Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no r...   Life
Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his ...   Life
Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, befor...   Life
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.   Life
But it is a pretty thing to see what money will do!   Life
Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and self...   Life
Consider, when you are enraged at any one, what you would probably thi...   Life
Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.   Life
Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect y...   Life
Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insuating and insidious ...   Life
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.   Life
Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.   Life
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.   Life
Do everything as in the eye of another.   Life
Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got.   Life
Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing.   Life
Every guilty person is his own hangman.   Life
Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment.   Life
Every reign must submit to a greater reign.   Life
Every sin is the result of a collaboration.   Life
Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is n...   Life
Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign tr...   Life
Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tom...   Life
For greed all nature is too little.   Life
For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, i...   Life
Four things does a reckless man gain who covets his neighbor's wife - ...   Life
Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last.   Life
God is the universal substance in existing things. He comprises all th...   Life
Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.   Life
He has committed the crime who profits by it.   Life
He that does good to another does good also to himself.   Life
He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.   Life
He who dreads hostility too much is unfit to rule.   Life
He who has great power should use it lightly.   Life
He who is brave is free.   Life
Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fad...   Life
Human affairs are like a chess-game: only those who do not take it ser...   Life
I don't consider myself bald, I'm just taller than my hair.   Life
I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives   Life
I never come back home with the same moral character I went out with; ...   Life
I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.   Life
I will govern my life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see t...   Life
If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.   Life
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorabl...   Business
If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though ...   Life
If you judge, investigate.   Life
If you wished to be loved, love.   Life
If you would judge, understand.   Life
Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wis...   Life
In war there is no prize for runner-up.   Life
In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective t...   Life
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.   Life
It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not ...   Life
It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing.   Life
It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.   Life
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is beca...   Life
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, tha...   Life
It is quality rather than quantity that matters.   Life
It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence...   Life
It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.   Life
It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer thi...   Life
It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the secur...   Life
It makes a great deal of difference whether one wills not to sin or ha...   Life
It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's b...   Life
Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.   Life
Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the ...   Life
Life is warfare.   Life
Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the act...   Life
Life, if well lived, is long enough.   Life
Light troubles speak; the weighty are struck dumb.   Life
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.   Life
March to the battlefield, The foe is now before us; Each heart is Free...   Life
May be is very well, but Must is the master. It is my duty to show jus...   Life
Modesty forbids what the law does not.   Life
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.   Life
Night brings our troubles to the light, rather than banishes them.   Life
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not b...   Life
No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing ...   Life
No man was ever wise by chance.   Life
No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And...   Life
No one is laughable who laughs at himself.   Life
No untroubled day has ever dawned for me.   Life
Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.   Life
Nothing becomes so offensive so quickly as grief. When fresh it finds ...   Life
Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What m...   Life
Nothing is void of God, his work is everywhere his full of himself.   Life
One crime has to be concealed by another.   Life
One must steer, not talk.   Life
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understan...   Life
Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough.   Life
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know ...   Life
Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.   Life
Precepts or maxims are of great weight; and a few useful ones on hand ...   Life
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as fals...   Life
See how many are better off than you are, but consider how many are wo...   Life
Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that a...   Life
Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.   Life
Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other; yet ...   Life
Slavery takes hold of few, but many take hold of slavery.   Life
So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God, as if men heard y...   Life
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.   Life
Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.   Life
Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why...   Life
Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue.   Life
That grief is light which can take counsel.   Life
That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned.   Life
That moderation which nature prescribes, which limits our desires by r...   Life
That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition t...   Life
The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave.   Life
The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven; the good f...   Life
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling agains...   Life
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.   Death
The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.   Life
The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men...   Life
The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of s...   Life
The first step in a person's salvation is knowledge of their sin.   Life
The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things th...   Life
The greatest remedy for anger is delay.   Life
The heart is great which shows moderation in the midst of prosperity.   Life
The key to getting everything you want is to never put all your begs i...   Life
The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.   Life
The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.   Life
The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.   Life
The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man......   Life
The things hardest to bear are sweetest to remember.   Life
The way is long if one follows precepts, but short... if one follows p...   Art
The wish for healing has always been half of health.   Life
There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more ...   Life
There is a noble manner of being poor, and who does not know it will n...   Life
There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in...   Life
There is no delight in owning anything unshared.   Life
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.   Life
There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselv...   Life
There is none made so great, but he may both need the help and service...   Life
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how t...   Life
Those who boast of their decent, brag on what they owe to others.   Life
Time discovers truth.   Life
To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who...   Life
To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself.   Life
True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence ...   Life
True praise comes often even to the lowly; false praise only to the st...   Life
War I abhor, and yet how sweet The sound along the marching street Of ...   Life
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagin...   Life
We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of ...   Life
We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money; and...   Life
We often want one thing and pray for another, not telling the truth ev...   Life
We should every night call ourselves to an account: what infirmity hav...   Life
We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without h...   Life
What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have a...   Life
What is true belongs to me!   Life
What nature requires is obtainable, and within easy reach. It is for t...   Life
Whatever fortune has raised to a height, she has raised only to cast i...   Life
Whatever one of us blames in another, each one will find in his own he...   Life
When an author is too meticulous about his style, you may presume that...   Life
When ever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.   Life
When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people.   Life
When we are well, we all have good advice for those who are ill.   Life
Where fear is, happiness is not.   Life
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindnes...   Life
While we are postponing, life speeds by.   Life
Why do I not seek some real good; one which I could feel, not one whic...   Life
Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man t...   Life
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmnes...   Life
You learn to know a pilot in a storm.   Life
You must live for another if you wish to live for yourself.   Life