There are women so hard to please that it would seem as if nothing less than an angel would suit them; and hence it comes that they often encounter devils.
Delicacy is the genuine tint of virtue.
Science conducts us, step by step, through the whole range of creation, until we arrive, at length, at God.
We shall all be perfectly virtuous when there is no longer any flesh on our bones.
Joy takes away from us the thoughts of our actions; sorrow it is that awakens the soul.
Love works in miracles every day: such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
It is the same in love as in war; a fortress that parleys is half taken.
Women suffer more from disappointment than men, because they have more of faith and are naturally more credulous.
A woman of honor should never suspect another of things she would not do herself.
God has put into the heart of man love and the boldness to sue, and into the heart of woman fear and the courage to refuse.
Blushes cannot be counterfeited.
Prudence advises us to use our enemies as if one day they might be friends.
I should rejoice if my pleasures were as pleasing to God as they are to myself.
It is only the educated who can produce or appreciate high art.
The woman who does not choose to love should cut the matter short at once, by holding out no hopes to her suitor.
Gold adulterates one thing only,--the human heart.
Servitude is inherent; we are all slaves to duty or to force.
There are few husbands whom the wife cannot win in the long run, by patience and love.
distrust ... is the beginning of hatred.
The cup of joy is heaviest when empty.
Excitement is the drunkenness of the spirits. Only calm waters reflect heaven in their bosom.
Have a care lest the wrinkles in the face extend to the heart.
Temptations, like misfortunes, are sent to test our moral strength.
The more hidden the venom, the more dangerous it is.
Mistrust is the sure forerunner of hatred.
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