Make your best thoughts into action.
For the honest people, relations increase with the years. For the vicious, inconveniences increase. Inconstancy is the defect of vice; the influence of habit is one of the qualities of virtue.
Order in a house ought to be like the machinery in opera, whose effect produces great pleasure, but whose ends must be hid.
Women do not often have it in their power to give like men, but they forgive like Heaven.
One of the first observations to make in conversation is the state, or the character, and the education of the person to whom we speak.
How immense to us appear the sins we have not committed.
Dignity and love do not blend.
Elegance is exquisite polish.
Gallantry thrives most in the atmosphere of the court.
Indulgence, twin sister of guilt.
Fiction is a potent agent for good--in the hands of the good.
Obstinacy is ever most positive when it is most in the wrong.
It is never permissible to say, I say.
The most subtle flattery that a woman can receive is by actions, not by words.
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
Fortune does not change [people], it unmasks them.
Love is the pass-key to the heart.
Innocence and mystery never dwell long together.
Too many wish to be happy before becoming wise.
When death gives us a long lease of life, it takes as hostages all those whom we have loved.
The heart of a good man is the sanctuary of God in this world.
Where love and wisdom drink out of the same cup, in this everyday world, it is the exception.
Romance is the poetry of literature.
It were no virtue to bear calamities if we did not feel them.
A pure style in writing results from the rejection of everything superfluous.
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