Say nothing good of yourself, you will be distrusted; say nothing bad of yourself, you will be taken at your word.
There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts.
Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.
Science is for those who learn; poetry, for those who know.
We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
Our experience is composed rathery of illusions that of wisdom acquired.
The folly which we might have ourselves committed is the one which we are least ready to pardon in another.
The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.
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