True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise.
Presque tous les hommes meurent de leurs remèdes, et non pas de leurs maladies.
Don’t appear so scholarly, pray. Humanize your talk, and speak to be understood.
Its as if you think you’d never findReason and the Sacred intertwined
If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.
One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.
It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all.
If you make yourself understood, you’re always speaking well.
People don’t mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous.
There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.
Perfect reason flees all extremity, and leads one to be wise with sobriety.
It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh.
A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.
I have the fault of being a little more sincere than is proper.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
All which is not prose is verse; and all which is not verse is prose.