DCCXXXVIIIA Great many People give themselves up to Devotion, but no body gives himself up to Humility.
DCCXXXIXBodily Labour keeps off Pain of Mind; and by so doing makes the Poor happy.
DCCXLThe Mortifications which no body knows of, are Mortifications indeed, the rest are made easie by our Vanity.
DCCXLIThe Altar on which God would have all our Sacrifices offered, is Humility.
DCCXLIIA few Things suffice to make a wise Man happy, but it is not in the Power of any to content a Fool; and this is the true Reason why much the greatest Part of Mankind are miserable.
DCCXLIIIWe give our selves more Pain, to make Men think us happy, than to make our selves really so.
DCCXLIVIt is much easier to quench a first Desire, than to satisfie all those that are sure to follow after.
DCCXLVWisdom to the Mind, is as Health to the Body.
DCCXLVIIn regard neither Health of Body, nor Peace of Mind, can be conferrd by the Greatest Men upon Earth; the utmost Favours they can do us are bought too dear.
DCCXLVIIBefore we set our Hearts too much upon any Thing, let us examine how happy those are, who already possess it.
DCCXLVIIIThe greatest Treasure in this World, is a true Friend, and yet it is a Treasure which Men least trouble themselves to look after.
DCCXLIXLovers are blind to the Failings of their Mistresses, till the ending of the Charm open their Eyes.
DCCLPrudence and Love were never made for one another; as much as you add to the one, you certainly take from the other.
DCCLIA jealous Wife gives her Husband this satisfaction at least, that he is sure, from her, continually to hear of what he loves.
DCCLIIHow sad a Case is that poor Woman in, who is at the same Time violently in Love, and inflexibly vertuous?
DCCLIIIA wise Man finds it more for his Advantage, to decline the Combat, than to gain the Conquest.
DCCLIVThere is more need of reading Men than Books.
DCCLVGood and ill Fortune commonly go to them, who had most of each before.
DCCLVIA good Wife is a hid Treasure, which he that hath found, does well not to brag of.
DCCLVIIMost Women mourn the Loss of a Lover, not so much to shew how they loved before, as to gain the Reputation of deserving to be loved again.
DCCLVIIIFaithfulness, when the Effect of Constraint, is very little better than Unfaithfulness.
DCCLIXNo Women are worth our Jealousie, but such as decline giving occasion for it.
DCCLXMen that are too fond, do not easily discern, when their Passion ceases to be returnd.
DCCLXIWe seldom allow any Men to have good Sense, who are not of our own Opinion.
DCCLXIIMen find fault with themselves, purely to put others upon commending them.
DCCLXIIILittle Souls take offence at the least Things.
DCCLXIVThere are some Defects, which when placed in a convenient Light, look more agreeably than even Perfection it self.
DCCLXVWe always think them troublesome, that our selves are troublesome to.
DCCLXVIA Man never finds it harder to speak as he ought, than when out of Countenance not to find something to say.
DCCLXVIINo Faults are unpardonable in those who can prevail with themselves to acknowledge them.
DCCLXVIIINothing is more natural to us, or imposes more upon us, than the Perswasion that we are beloved.
DCCLXIXWe take more delight in seeing the Persons that have been beholden to us, than them to whom we are beholden.
DCCLXXThere is more difficulty in concealing our real Sentiments, than in counterfeiting the Sentiments we have not.
DCCLXXIFriendships, after Reconciliation, are more nice to be kept, than those that were never broken at all.
DCCLXXIIHe that likes no body, hath a much worse Time of it, than he whom no body likes.