1. 10

    Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself.

    11
  2. 9

    A woman must be a genius to create a good husband.

    12
  3. 8

    The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

    16
  4. 7

    Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.

    17
  5. 6

    If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.

    25
  6. 5

    Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.

    27
  7. 4

    The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.

    30
  8. 3

    We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.

    45
  9. 2

    All happiness depends on courage and work.

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  10. 1

    Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.

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  11. Last Update: 29 November 2020

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