All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)
Contributed by: Zaady
Every man is valued in this world as he shows by his conduct that he wishes to be valued.
Most men make use of the first part of their life to render the last part miserable.
Source: Les Caractéres, 1688
No road is too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; and no honors are too distant for the man who prepares himself for them with patience.
How happy the station which every moment furnishes opportunities of doing good to thousands! How dangerous that which every moment exposes to the injuring of millions!
It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well, nor judgment to hold their tongues.
Source: today’s thought, newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
The very impossibility which I find to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence.
Between good sense and good taste there is the same difference as between cause and effect.
Source: Les Caractéres
As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician will be made fun of, but he will be well paid.
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