Great thoughts always come from the heart.
All grand thoughts come from the heart.
There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.
Of all pleasures the fruit of labor is the sweetest.
Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.
Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something.
When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it should be rejected.
The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.
The art of pleasing is the art of deceiving.
Men despise great projects when they do not feel themselves capable of great successes.
Few maxims are true from every point of view.
Commerce is the school of cheating.
To execute great things, one should live as though one would never die.
We discover in ourselves what others hide from us, and we recognize in otherswhat we hide from ourselves.
The shortness of life cannot dissuade us from its pleasures, nor console us for its pains.
To achieve great things we must live as if we were never going to die.