#238- "It is less dangerous to do most people harm than to show them too much kindness."
#269- "Almost no one is perceptive enough to realize all the harm he does."
#309- "There are people destined to be fools who not only do stupid things from choice but are even forced to do them by fate.
#310- "Sometimes situations occur in life where we must be a trifle mad to come off well."
#337- "Certain good qualities are like the five senses: those who entirely lack them can neither recognize nor understand them."
#341- "The hotheadedness of youth causes more damage than the apathy of old age."
#357- "Small minds are too much hurt by small things, great minds know they are trifling, and are not harmed."
#369- "The suffering we go through to keep from loving is often worse than the hardships endured by love."
#370- "There are few cowards who know how really cowardly they are."
#384- "What alone should astonish us is that we can still be astonished."
#386- "They are most often wrong who cannot bear to be."
#388- "If vanity does not topple the virtures, it leaves every last one of them swaying.
#390- "We sacrifice our welfare more willingly than our inclinations."
#402- "What counts least of all in conventional lovemaking is love."
#406- "We come newborn to every milestone of life's journey, and often act like novices at each, no matter what our age."
#480 - "When we are merely prostrated by misfortune, we often think we are steadfast; and we endure it without daring to look it in the face, as cowards consent to be killed, too frightened to defend themselves."
#421- "Self-confidence adds more to conversation than wit does."
#436- "It is easier to know mankind in general than any particular man."
#441- "In friendship as in love, we are often happier not knowing things than knowing them."
#453- "In matters of moment, we should not so much strive to create opportunities as to profit by those that arise."
#470 "All our qualities are questionable and unfixed, in good times as in bad; and they are almost all the playthings of circumstance."
#473- "However rare true love may be, true friendship is rarer."
#477- "The same strength of character that resists love can make it fierce and enduring; and weak people, who are constantly in emotional turmoil, are almost never truly flooded by passion."
#538- "A wise man needs little to be happy, just as nothing will make a fool content- wherefore, most men are miserable."
#540- "To overcome an initial desire is much easier than to satisfy all those that come after it."
#550- "It is more essential to study people than books."
#556- "It is never harder to speak well than we we feel embarassed at keeping silent."