A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it.
Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.
Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise - and pass by.
Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know.
Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.