Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively.
The sentiment of justice is so natural, and so universally acquired by all mankind, that it seems to be independent of all law, all party, all religion.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
Judge others by their questions rather than by their answers.
Tears are the silent language of grief
Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
Sensual pleasure passes and vanishes in the twinkling of an eye, but the friendship between us, the mutual confidence, the delights of the heart, the enchantment of the soul, these things do not perish and can never be destroyed. I shall love you until I die.
[History is] little else than a long succession of useless cruelties.
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
If you wish to converse with me, define your terms
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.