Good God! cried he, I have killed my old master, my friend, my brother-in-law; I am the best man in the world, and yet I have already killed three men; and of these three two were priests.
It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part.
Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
Beautiful maiden, answered Candide, when a man is in love, is jealous, and has been flogged by the Inquisition, he becomes lost to all reflection.
Divert yourself, and ask each passenger to tell his story, and if there is one of them all who has not cursed his existence many times, and said to himself over and over again that he was the most miserable of men, I give you permission to throw me head-first into the sea.
We are rarely proud when we are alone.