Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Famous Quotes & Sayings

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72 Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: It is only before those who are glad to hear it, and anxious to spread It is only before those who are glad to hear it, and anxious to spread it, that we find it easy to speak ill of others.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: The true worth of a soul is revealed as much by the motive it attributes The true worth of a soul is revealed as much by the motive it attributes to the actions of others as by its own deeds.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: The great chastisement of a knave is not to be known, but to know himself. The great chastisement of a knave is not to be known, but to know himself.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: The virtuous woman flees from danger; she trusts more to her prudence in shunning it The virtuous woman flees from danger; she trusts more to her prudence in shunning it than in her strength to overcome it.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: An angry woman is vindictive beyond measure, and hesitates at nothing in her bitterness. An angry woman is vindictive beyond measure, and hesitates at nothing in her bitterness.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: That experience which does not make us better makes us worse. That experience which does not make us better makes us worse.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: It is almost impossible to find those who admire us entirely lacking in taste. It is almost impossible to find those who admire us entirely lacking in taste.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Do you know a young and beautiful woman who is not ready to flirt-just a Do you know a young and beautiful woman who is not ready to flirt-just a little?
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: The hatred we bear our enemies injures their happiness less than our own. The hatred we bear our enemies injures their happiness less than our own.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Pleasure limps for him. who enjoys it alone. Pleasure limps for him. who enjoys it alone.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Doubt springs from the mind; faith is the daughter of the soul. Doubt springs from the mind; faith is the daughter of the soul.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Religion is the hospital of the souls that the world has wounded. Religion is the hospital of the souls that the world has wounded.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Experience unveils too late the snares laid for youth; it is the white frost which Experience unveils too late the snares laid for youth; it is the white frost which discovers the spider's web when the flies are no longer there to be caught.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Rage is a short-lived fury. Rage is a short-lived fury.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: None despise fame more heartily than those who have no possible claim to it. None despise fame more heartily than those who have no possible claim to it.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: There is certainly no beauty on earth which exceeds the natural loveliness of woman. There is certainly no beauty on earth which exceeds the natural loveliness of woman.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: What we gain by experience is not worth that we lose in illusion What we gain by experience is not worth that we lose in illusion
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Perfect servants would be the worst of all for certain masters, whose happiness consists in Perfect servants would be the worst of all for certain masters, whose happiness consists in finding fault with them.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Those virtues which cost us dear prove that we love God; those which are easy Those virtues which cost us dear prove that we love God; those which are easy to us prove that He loves us.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: In giving alms, let us rather look at the needs of the poor than his In giving alms, let us rather look at the needs of the poor than his claim to your charity.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Loud indignation against vice often stands for virtue in the eyes of bigots. Loud indignation against vice often stands for virtue in the eyes of bigots.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Many fortunes, like rivers, have a pure source, but grow muddy as they grow large. Many fortunes, like rivers, have a pure source, but grow muddy as they grow large.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Pleasure and satiety live next door to each other. Pleasure and satiety live next door to each other.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Of all trifles, titles are the lightest. Of all trifles, titles are the lightest.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: In all that surrounds him the egotist sees only the frame of his own portrait. In all that surrounds him the egotist sees only the frame of his own portrait.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: It is easy to be virtuous in prospective. It is easy to be virtuous in prospective.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: The most exacting jailer is our own conscience. The most exacting jailer is our own conscience.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Women always find their bitterest foes among their own sex. Women always find their bitterest foes among their own sex.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: People who declare that they belong to no party certainly do not belong to ours. People who declare that they belong to no party certainly do not belong to ours.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: The less power a man has, the more he likes to use it. The less power a man has, the more he likes to use it.
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Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Our interests are grains of opium to our consciences, but they only put it to Our interests are grains of opium to our consciences, but they only put it to sleep for a terrible awakening.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Conscience whispers, but interest screams aloud. Conscience whispers, but interest screams aloud.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: We forget the origin of a parvenu if he remembers it; we remember it if We forget the origin of a parvenu if he remembers it; we remember it if he forgets it.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: The grave is a crucible where memory is purified; we only remember a dead friend The grave is a crucible where memory is purified; we only remember a dead friend by those qualities which make him regretted.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Let us respect gray Lairs, but, above all, our own. Let us respect gray Lairs, but, above all, our own.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: There are wounds of self-love which one does not confess to one's dearest friends. There are wounds of self-love which one does not confess to one's dearest friends.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Do not crowd the understanding; it can comprehend so much and no more. A pint Do not crowd the understanding; it can comprehend so much and no more. A pint pot will not contain the measure of a quart.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: To protect ourselves against the storms of passion, marriage with a woman is a harbor To protect ourselves against the storms of passion, marriage with a woman is a harbor in the tempest; but with a bad woman it is a tempest in the harbor.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: The wisest man may always learn something from the humblest peasant. The wisest man may always learn something from the humblest peasant.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: In a better world we will find our young years and our old friends. In a better world we will find our young years and our old friends.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Public opinion is a courtesan, whom we seek to please without respecting. Public opinion is a courtesan, whom we seek to please without respecting.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Adversity, which makes us indulgent to others, renders them severe towards us. Adversity, which makes us indulgent to others, renders them severe towards us.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Envy, like flame, blackens that which is above it, and which it cannot reach. Envy, like flame, blackens that which is above it, and which it cannot reach.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: The weak-minded man is the slave of his vices and the dupe of his virtues. The weak-minded man is the slave of his vices and the dupe of his virtues.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Without big words, how could many people say small things? Without big words, how could many people say small things?
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: There is a proverb in the South that a woman laughs when she can, and There is a proverb in the South that a woman laughs when she can, and weeps when she pleases.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: The politics of courtiers resemble their shadows; they cringe and turn with the sun of The politics of courtiers resemble their shadows; they cringe and turn with the sun of the day.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: There are philanthropists who, incapable of managing their own little affairs, take upon themselves those There are philanthropists who, incapable of managing their own little affairs, take upon themselves those of the whole world; but as their creditors always outnumber their disciples, they owe humanity more than she will ever owe them.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Genius, like a torch, shines less in the broad daylight of the present than in Genius, like a torch, shines less in the broad daylight of the present than in the night of the past.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Another life, if it were not better than this, would be less a promise than Another life, if it were not better than this, would be less a promise than a threat.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: A pedant holds more to instruct us with what he knows, than of what we A pedant holds more to instruct us with what he knows, than of what we are ignorant.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: We find ourselves less witty in remembering what we have said than in dreaming of We find ourselves less witty in remembering what we have said than in dreaming of what we would have said.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: The wonderful fortune of some writers deludes and leads to misery a great number of The wonderful fortune of some writers deludes and leads to misery a great number of young people. It cannot be too often repeated that it is dangerous to enter upon a career of letters without some other means of living. An illustrious author has said in these times, Literature must not be leant on as upon a crutch; it is little more than a stick.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: That prudery which survives youth and beauty resembles a scarecrow left in the fields after That prudery which survives youth and beauty resembles a scarecrow left in the fields after harvest.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: It requires less character to discover the faults of others, than to tolerate them. It requires less character to discover the faults of others, than to tolerate them.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: To endeavor to move by the same discourse hearers who differ in age, sex, position To endeavor to move by the same discourse hearers who differ in age, sex, position and education is to attempt to open all locks with the same key.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: When our friends are alive, we see the good qualities they lack; dead, we remember When our friends are alive, we see the good qualities they lack; dead, we remember only those they possessed.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Every generous illusion of youth leaves a wrinkle as it departs. Experience is the successive Every generous illusion of youth leaves a wrinkle as it departs. Experience is the successive disenchanting of the things of life; it is reason enriched with the heart's spoils.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: It is not what we have but what we enjoy that constitutes our abundance. It is not what we have but what we enjoy that constitutes our abundance.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: In love we are not only liable to betray ourselves, but also the secrets of In love we are not only liable to betray ourselves, but also the secrets of others.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: How many wells of science there are in whose depths there is nothing but clear How many wells of science there are in whose depths there is nothing but clear water!
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Some delicate matters must be treated like pins, because if they are not seized by Some delicate matters must be treated like pins, because if they are not seized by the right end, we get pricked.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Conscience serves us especially to judge of the actions of others. Conscience serves us especially to judge of the actions of others.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: No woman dares express all she thinks. No woman dares express all she thinks.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Age whitens hairs, but not sin. Age whitens hairs, but not sin.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Nothing for preserving the body like having no heart. Nothing for preserving the body like having no heart.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it. Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: There are some errors so sweet that we repent them only to bring them to There are some errors so sweet that we repent them only to bring them to memory.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: We are told to walk noiselessly through the world, that we may waken neither hatred, We are told to walk noiselessly through the world, that we may waken neither hatred, nor envy; but, alas! what can we do when they never sleep!
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: It is more pitiable once to have been rich than not to be rich now. It is more pitiable once to have been rich than not to be rich now.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: Our virtues live upon our incomes; our vices consume our capital. Our virtues live upon our incomes; our vices consume our capital.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Sayings: The happiness of the tender heart is increased by what it can take away from The happiness of the tender heart is increased by what it can take away from the wretchedness of others.