Avarice and luxury, those pests which have ever been the ruin of every great state.
A woman's mind is affected by the meanest gifts.
The best known evil is the most tolerable.
Men's minds are too ingenious in palliating guilt in themselves.
Men are slower to recognize blessings than evils.
Adversity makes men remember God
It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.
Envy is blind, and she has no other quality than that of detracting from virtue
No man likes to be surpassed by those of this own level.
The worst kind of shame is being ashamed of frugality or poverty.
False shame only is harmful
Men's minds are too ingenious in palliating guilt in themselves