Make your best thoughts into action.
Women do not often have it in their power to give like men, but they forgive like Heaven.
Order in a house ought to be like the machinery in opera, whose effect produces great pleasure, but whose ends must be hid.
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.
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.
Obligation is the bitterest thraldom.
Recognized probity is the surest of all oaths.
Fiction is a potent agent for good--in the hands of the good.
Indulgence, twin sister of guilt.
Want of perseverance is the great fault of women in everything--morals, attention to health, friendship, and so on. It cannot be too often repeated that women never reach the end of anything through want of perseverance.
You may be more prodigal of time than of money.
Reason ought not, like vanity, to adorn herself with ancient parchments, and the display of a genealogical tree; more dignified in her proceedings, and proud of her immortal nature, she ought to derive everything from herself.
A woman must be truly refined to incite chivalry in the heart of a man.
That woman is happiest whose life is passed in the shadow of a manly, loving heart.
Remarkable places are like the summits of rocks; eagles and reptiles only can get there.
In looking around me seeking for miserable resources against the heaviness of time, I open a book and I say to myself, as the cat to the fox: I have only one good turn, but I need no other.
The more heart, the more sorrow.
Gallantry thrives most in the atmosphere of the court.
Elegance is exquisite polish.
Fortune does not change [people], it unmasks them.
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one's self.
The quarrels of lovers are like summer storms. Everything is more beautiful when they have passed.
Love is the pass-key to the heart.
Innocence and mystery never dwell long together.
Too many wish to be happy before becoming wise.
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