Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth
It's motive alone that gives character to the actions of men.
All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
The pleasure of criticizing robs us of the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things
Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.
Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father
A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought.
It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.
Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty.
Praise, of all things, is the most powerful excitement to commendable actions, and animates us in our enterprises.
This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
That man is good who does good to others; if he suffers on account of the good he does, he is very good; if he suffers at the hands of those to whom he has done good, then his goodness is so great that it could be enhanced only by greater sufferings; and if he should die at their hands, his virtue can go no further: it is heroic, it is perfect.
Modesty is to merit, as shades to figures in a picture, giving it strength and beauty
The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation.
Everything has been said, and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought too late