There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
Michel de Montaigne
If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.
There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state.
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head.
The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them... Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
I study myself more than any other subject. That is my metaphysics, that is my physics.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
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