SEVIGNE, Madame de Quotes
(1626-1696), French letter writer
Nothing is more certain of destroying any good feelings that may be cherished toward us than to show distrust.—On the contrary confidence leads us naturally to act kindly; we are affected by the good opinion others entertain of us, and are not easily induced to lose it.
Ideal beauty is a fugitive which is never located.
We satisfied ourselves, the other day, that there was no real ill in life except severe bodily pain; everything else is the child of the imagination, and depends on our thoughts.—All other ills find a remedy either from time, or moderation, or strength of mind.
If we could have a little patience, we should escape much mortification; time takes away as much as it gives.
Gloom and sadness are poison to us, the origin of hysterics, which is a disease of the imagination caused by vexation, and supported by fear.