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 soul and body 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.
Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any.
Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure.
All emotion is involuntary when genuine.