Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad.
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.
There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts.
Say nothing good of yourself, you will be distrusted; say nothing bad of yourself, you will be taken at your word.
The folly which we might have ourselves committed is the one which we are least ready to pardon in another.