A true friend is the most precious of all possessions and the one we take the least thought about acquiring
To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art
We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible.
What is called liberality is often merely the vanity of giving
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it
When our vices leave us, we flatter ourselves with the credit of having left them.
Affected simplicity is refined imposture.