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'Tis the sharpness of our mind that gives the edge to our pains and pl...   Life
A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.   Life
Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.   Life
Ambition is not a vice of little people.   Life
An untempted woman cannot boast of her chastity.   Life
Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodn...   Life
Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet...   Life
Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.   Life
Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their ins...   Life
Fame and tranquility can never be bedfellows.   Life
For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and...   Life
Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them luck...   Life
Hath God obliged himself not to exceed the bounds of our knowledge?   Life
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his re...   Life
He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.   Life
How many things we held yesterday as articles of faith which today we ...   Life
I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will ...   Life
I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a l...   Life
I do not speak the minds of others except to speak my own mind better.   Life
I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.   Life
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated s...   Education
I quote others only in order the better to express myself.   Life
If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find ...   Life
If a man urge me to tell wherefore I loved him, I feel it cannot be ex...   Life
If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what t...   Life
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because...   Love
In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a boo...   Life
It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.   Life
It is not death, it is dying that alarms me.   Life
It is the mind that maketh good or ill, That maketh wretch or happy, r...   Life
It should be noted that children at play are not playing about; their ...   Life
Labour not after riches first, and think thou afterwards wilt enjoy th...   Life
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.   Life
Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think.   Life
Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business bet...   Life
Love to his soul gave eyes; he knew things are not as they seem. The d...   Life
Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle...   Life
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get i...   Life
Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance.   Marriage
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happ...   Life
My trade and art is to live.   Life
No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.   Life
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.   Life
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget...   Life
Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know.   Life
Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.   Life
Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of...   Life
One may be humble out of pride.   Life
Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.   Life
Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing ...   Life
The ceaseless labour of your life is to build the house of death.   Life
The confidence in another man's virtue is no light evidence of a man's...   Life
The entire lower world was created in the likeness of the higher world...   Life
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.   Life
The most manifest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness; her stat...   Life
The public weal requires that men should betray, and lie, and massacre...   Life
The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true cour...   Life
The thing I fear most is fear.   Life
The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we ma...   Life
The way of the world is to make laws, but follow custom.   Life
The world is all a carcass and vanity, The shadow of a shadow, a play ...   Life
The world is but a perpetual see-saw.   Life
The worst of my actions or conditions seem not so ugly unto me as I fi...   Life
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.   Life
There is a sort of gratification in doing good which makes us rejoice ...   Life
There is as much difference between us and ourselves as between us and...   Life
There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whol...   Life
There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agre...   Life
There is no passion so contagious as that of fear.   Life
There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much...   Life
There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family ...   Life
Those who have compared our life to a dream were right... we were slee...   Dreams
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.   Life
We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wis...   Life
We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the un...   Life
What do I know?   Life
When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself ...   Life