Veronika brought her interior monologue to a close and made a promise to herself: she would not leave Villete alive. It was best to put an end to everything now, while she was still brave and healthy enough to die.
The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.
Jean de la Bruyere
The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a pest.
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
A slave has but one master. An ambition man, has as many as there are people who helped him get his fortune.
I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just say that there is no God. They would speak disinterestedly at least, but such a person is not to be found.
A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less.
The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation.
One should never risk a joke, even of the mildest and most unexceptional charters, except among people of culture and wit.
The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very hard and very polished.
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.
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