There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Some beautiful things are more impressive when left imperfect than when than when too highly finished.
No one should be praised for his goodness if he has not strength enough to be wicked. All other goodness is but too often an idleness or powerlessness of will.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating of it too.
There are some who never would have loved if they never had heard it spoken of.
Absense diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to be constantly under the observation of good men.