Speech is external thought, and thought internal speech.
Of every ten persons who talk about you, nine will say something bad, and the tenth will say something good in a bad way.
Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
Vices are often habits rather than passions.
Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world. Society swarms with witty people who lack talent.
Gold like the sun, which melts wax, but hardens clay, expands great souls.
Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the intensest hatreds.