“321.—We are nearer loving those who hate us, than those who love us more than we desire.
322.—Those only are despicable who fear to be despised.
323.—Our wisdom is no less at the mercy of Fortune than our goods. 324.—There is more self-love than love in jealousy.
325.—We often comfort ourselves by the weakness of evils, for which reason has not the strength to console us.
326.—Ridicule dishonours more than dishonour itself.
["No," says a commentator, "Ridicule may do harm, but it cannot dishonour; it is vice which confers dishonour."”