Joys are our wings, sorrows our spurs.
No one is more profoundly sad as one who laughs too much.
The only medicine that does women more good than harm is dress.
Memory is the only paradise from which we cannot be driven.
Only action gives life strength, only moderation gives it charm.
No author can be as moral as his work and no preacher as pious as his sermons.
The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
The parent is low, who having children, truly feels bored.
Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence.
Passion makes the best observations and the sorriest conclusions.
Despair is the only genuine atheism.
The end we aim at must be known, before the way can be made.