Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
Frankness is a jewel; only the young can afford it.
For the majority of us, the past is a regret, the future an experiment.
Familiarity breeds contempt — and children.
Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.
Every man is wholly honest to himself and to God, but not to any one else.
Envy – the only thing which men will sell both body and soul to get.
Civilizations proceed from the heart rather than from the head.
Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: the one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it.
Better a broken promise than none at all.