The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.
The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very hard and very polished.
Jean de la Bruyere
They that have lived a single day have lived an age.
There are three stages in a person's life, birth, their life and death. They are not conscious of birth submit to death and forget to live.
If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it is horrible to lose, So the one is pretty equal to the other.
At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
The spendthrift robs his heirs the miser robs himself.
Mockery is often the result of a poverty of wit.
A man can keep a secret better than his own. A woman her own better than others.
A person's worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves.
We are valued in this world at the rate we desire to be valued.
The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker
All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
It requires more than mere genius to be an author.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
The past, though it cannot be relived, can always be repaired.
John La Farge
Until economic freedom is attained for everybody, there can be no real freedom for anybody.
Suzanne La Follette
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Jean de La Fontaine
The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them.
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that fortune sells what she is thought to give.
We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune.
Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.
One returns to the place one came from.
The principal part of faith is patience.
It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow that weigh a man down. For the needs of today we have corresponding strength given. For the morrow we are told to trust. It is not ours yet.
Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help.
You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water -- an inch deep and then the mud.
I find that doing of the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans.
But for money and the need of it, there would not be half the friendship in the world. It is powerful for good if divinely used. Give it plenty of air and it is sweet as the hawthorn; shut it up and it cankers and breeds worms.
The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done.
Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other.
Division has done more to hide Christ from the view of all men than all the infidelity that has ever been spoken.
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