What we gain by experience is not worth that we lose in illusion
Envy, like flame, blackens that which is above it, and which it cannot reach.
Conscience serves us especially to judge of the actions of others.
An angry woman is vindictive beyond measure, and hesitates at nothing in her bitterness.
The wonderful fortune of some writers deludes and leads to misery a great number of young people.
Every generous illusion of youth leaves a wrinkle as it departs. Experience is the successive disenchanting of the things of life; it is reason enriched with the heart's spoils.