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.
If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless, since their chief purpose is to make us bear with patience the injustice of our fellows.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory we have in overcoming it; the difficulties with which we are met are the maids of honor which set off virtue.
Topics: Adversity, Difficulties, Risk, One liners, Difficulty, Obstacles
- Gerard de Nerval
- Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
- Voltaire French Philosopher, Author
- Anatole France French Novelist
- Octave Mirbeau French Journalist
- Honore de Balzac French Novelist
- Sarah Bernhardt French Actress
- Jean de La Bruyere
- Rene Descartes French Mathematician, Philosopher
- Charlotte Bronte English Novelist, Poet