Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are.
Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.
In life we shall find many men that are great, and some that are good, but very few men that are both great and good.
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours.
Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.
Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship – never.