The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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.
If we judge of love by its usual effects it resembles hatred more than friendship.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
The reason why so few persons are agreeable in conversation is that each thinks more of what he desires to say, than of what the others say, and that we make bad listeners when we want to speak.