Quotes

11 November 2014
We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.
11 November 2014
Everything has been said, and we have come too late, now that men have been living and thinking for seven thousand years and more.
11 November 2014
Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.
11 November 2014
It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not.
11 November 2014
Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect.
11 November 2014
The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one.
11 November 2014
There are certain things in which mediocrity is intolerable: poetry, music, painting, public eloquence. What torture it is to hear a frigid speech being pompously declaimed, or second-rate verse spoken with all a bad poet's bombast!
11 November 2014
The giving is the hardest part; what does it cost to add a smile?
11 November 2014
As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him the foolishness they concealed, and which no one perceived before.
11 November 2014
There are only two ways of getting on in the world: by one's own industry, or by the stupidity of others.

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