CORNEILLE, Pierre Quotes
(1606-1684), French dramatist and poet
Generosity is toe accompaniment of high birth; pity and gratitude are its attendants.
The secret of giving affectionately is great and rare; it requires address to do it well; otherwise we lose instead of deriving benefit from it.
Justice advances with such languid steps that crime often escapes from its slowness. Its tardy and doubtful course causes many tears to be shed.
He on whom Heaven confers a sceptre knows not the weight till he bears it.
One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie.
Every brave man shuns, more than death, the shame of lying.
When heaven half opens its arms, he who is faint-hearted, deserves not anything.—It is this want of faith that often keeps heaven from bestowing its blessings; and even when they come clown, it is apt to send them away.
The man who pardons easily, courts injury.
Every brave man is a man of his word.
It is the guilt, not the scaffold, which constitutes the shame.
We never enjoy perfect happiness; our most fortunate successes are mingled with sadness; some anxieties always perplex the reality of our satisfaction.