A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.
A lover tries to stand in well with the pet dog of the house.
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
Ah! how annoying that the law doesn't allow a woman to change husbands just as one does shirts.
All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
All which is not prose is verse; and all which is not verse is prose.
As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men, I see no reason why anyone should be exempt.
Books and marriage go ill together.
Don't appear so scholarly, pray. Humanize your talk, and speak to be understood.
Esteem must be founded on preference: to hold everyone in high esteem is to esteem nothing.
Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.
Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion.
Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.
He who follows his lessons tastes a profound peace, and looks upon everybody as a bunch of manure.
I feed on good soup, not beautiful language.
I have the fault of being a little more sincere than is proper.
I have the knack of easing scruples.
I live on good soup, not on fine words.
I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.
I want to be distinguished from the rest; to tell the truth, a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me.
January 15, 1622
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