Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him.
Regimen is superior to medicine.
Only cut off a buttock of each of those ladies,' said he,'and you'll fare extremely well; if you must go to it again, there will be the same entertainment a few days hence; heaven will accept of so charitable an action, and send you relief.
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively.
Only your friends steal your books.
All men are by nature free; you have therefore an undoubted liberty to depart whenever you please, but will have many and great difficulties to encounter in passing the frontiers.