As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
We are never so happy or unhappy as we think.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
We have all sufficient strength to support the misfortunes of others.