To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.
If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss.
We rarely ever perceive others as being sensible, except for those who agree with us.
When love becomes labored we welcome an act of infidelity towards ourselves to free us from fidelity.
The fidelity of most men is merely an invention of self-love to win confidence; a method to place us above others and to render us depositaries of the most important matters.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
However much we may distrust men's sincerity, we always believe they speak to us more sincerely than to others.
More men are guilty of treason through weakness than any studied design to betray.
Most friends sicken us of friendship, most devotees of devotion.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
Jealousy feeds upon suspicion, and it turns into fury or it ends as soon as we pass from suspicion to certainty.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
There are few good women who do not tire of their role.
We are easily consoled at the misfortunes of our friends when they enable us to prove our tenderness for them.