One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
Count not thyself to have found true peace, if thou hast felt no grief nor that then all is well if thou hast no adversary nor that this is perfect, if all things fall out according to thy desire.
It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be wiity every day than to say pretty things from time to time.
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
What is art Nature concentrated.
Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything familiarity.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint a second time.
I believe in the incomprehensibility of God.
The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
The more one judges, the less one loves.
He has great tranquility of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the fault-finding of men.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.
No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power
It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
And thus Bureaucracy, the giant power wielded by pygmies, came into the world