The mind is so rarely disturbed, but that the company of friend will restore it to some degree of tranquility and sedateness.
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- With the great part of rich people, the chief employment of riches consists in the parade of riches.
- Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
- Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.
- It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our necessities but of their advantages.
- Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.
- What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?