It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
The desire to be pitied or to be admired often forms the greater part of our confidence.
Hope is the last thing that dies in man; and though it be exceedingly deceitful, yet it is of this good use to us, that while we are traveling through life it conducts us in an easier and more pleasant way to our journey's end.