Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.
Jean de la Bruyere
Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker.
The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very hard and very polished.
There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
Love and friendship exclude each other.
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.
A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less.
Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world.
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
There are only three events in a man's life; birth, life, and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.
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