The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.
If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.
Perfect reason flees all extremity, and leads one to be wise with sobriety.
There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.
All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
People don't mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous.
I have the fault of being a little more sincere than is proper.
One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.
If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless.
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.
I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.
Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.
No matter what Aristotle and the Philosophers say, nothing is equal to tobacco; it's the passion of the well-bred, and he who lives without tobacco lives a life not worth living.