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.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
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.