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Doctors pour drugs of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, into patients of whom they know nothing.
The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless, since their chief purpose is to make us bear with patience the injustice of our fellows.
No one is safe from slander. The best way is to pay no attention to it, but live in innocence and let the world talk.
Rest assured that there is nothing which wounds the heart of a noble man more deeply than the thought his honour is assailed.
To find yourself jilted is a blow to your pride. Do your best to forget it and if you don't succeed, at least pretend to.