No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.
cynical Life truth
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
maxims reflections moral
One cannot answer for his courage when he has never been in danger.
cynical danger courage
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
It is with true love as with ghosts. Every one talks of it but few have seen it.
How rare true love maybe, it is less so than true friendship.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily.
Death philosophy sun
Everyone complains of his memory, and no one complains of his judgment.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
He who imagines he can do without the world deceives himself much; but he who fancies the world cannot do without him is still more mistaken.