The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
Jean de la Bruyere
The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one.
A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.
It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably.