The fool is like those people who think themselves rich with little.

To possess taste, one must have some soul.

All grand thoughts come from the heart.

When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it should be rejected.

Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.

Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.

The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good.

Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.

Simple truths are a relief from grand speculations.

The maxims of men reveal their characters.

To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.

Great thoughts come from the heart.

You are not born for fame if you don't know the value of time.

Emotions have taught mankind to reason.

The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures.

The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.

Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.

Everyone is born sincere and die deceivers.

Vice stirs up war, virtue fights.

The idle always have a mind to do something.

The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.

To execute great things, one should live as though one would never die.

There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.

One promises much, to avoid giving little.

The conscience of the dying belies their life.

Those who can bear all can dare all.

Indolence is the sleep of the mind.

If people did not compliment one another there would be little society.

Great thoughts always come from the heart.

Patience is the art of hoping.

You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character.

Obscurity is the realm of error.

We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather.

Clearness ornaments profound thoughts.

The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.

One can not be just if one is not humane.

We are almost always guilty of the hate we encounter.

Prosperity makes few friends.

It is difficult to esteem a man as highly as he would wish.

The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.