Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it.
Love never dies of starvation, but often of indigestion.
If a man needs a religion to conduct himself properly in this world, it is a sign that he has either a limited mind or a corrupt heart.
That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.
Novelty is the storehouse of pleasure.
Never tell a loved one of an infidelity: you would be badly rewarded for your troubles. Although one dislikes being deceived, one likes even less to be undeceived.
Actors ought to be larger than life. You come across quite enough ordinary, nondescript people in daily life and I don't see why you should be subjected to them on the stage too.
The resistance of a woman is not always a proof of her virtue, but more frequently of her experience.
A woman should not take a lover without the consent of her heart, nor a husband without the consent of her reason.
A woman is more influenced by what she divines than by what she is told.
The mind has great advantages over the body; however the body often furnishes little treats ... which offer the mind relief from sad thoughts.
Ennui, the parent of expensive and ruinous vices.
Glances are the first billets-doux of love.
There are no perfect women in the world; only hypocrites exhibit no defects.
It is not enough to be wise, one must be engaging.
Men lose more conquests by their own awkwardness than by any virtue in the woman.
Love without desire is a delusion: it does not exist in nature.
A cunning woman is her own mistress because she confides in no one. She who deceives others anticipates deceit, and guards herself.
Gossip, like ennui, is born of idleness.
It requires infinitely a greater genius to make love, than to make war.
A man is given the choice between loving women and understanding them
Shall I tell you what makes love so dangerous? 'Tis the too high idea we are apt to form of it.
Inconstancy is the child of satiety.
Indiscretion and wickedness, be it known, are first cousins.
It takes a hundred times more skill to make love than to command an army.
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