Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
All people have three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
I am thankful that thorns have roses.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else.
Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty.
Friendship between two women is always a plot against another one.
If there is a fruit that can be eaten raw, it is beauty.
Avoid all haste; calmness is an essential ingredient of politeness.
Flowing water is at once a picture and a music, which causes to flow at the same time from my brain, like a limpid and murmuring rivulet, sweet thoughts, charming reveries, and melancholy remembrances.
A woman who writes commits two sins; she increases the number of books, and decreases the number of women.
The more the change, the more it is the same thing.
If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by our friends the murderers.
Botany is the art of insulting flowers in Greek and Latin.
Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more audacious.
One expresses well only the love he does not feel.
Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.
Let us try to see things from their better side: You complain about seeing thorny rose bushes; Me, I rejoice and give thanks to the gods That thorns have roses.
Women's glances express what they dare not speak.
Many people think that virtue consists of severity towards others.
If women only knew the extent of their power!
We can invent only with memory.
Though we have two eyes, we are supplied with but one tongue. Draw your own moral.
Almost every one flatters himself that he and his are exceptionable.
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