I wish you every kind of prosperity, with a little more taste.
Gil Blas (1715-1735), Book VII, Chapter IV. Henri Van Laun's translation.
It may be said that his wit shines at the expense of his memory.Alain-rené Lesage
A flatterer can risk everything with great personages.Alain-rené Lesage
Pride and conceit were the original sin of man.Alain-rené Lesage
I wish you all sorts of prosperity with a little more taste.Alain-rené Lesage
The pleasure of talking is the inextinguishable passion of a woman, coeval with the act of breathing.Alain-rené Lesage
Isocrates was in the right to insinuate, in his elegant Greek expression, that what is got over the Devil's back is spent under his belly.Alain-rené Lesage
Facts are stubborn things.Alain-rené Lesage
Plain as a pike-staff.Alain-rené Lesage