A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.
happiness heldis the seedhappiness shared is the flower,happiness seems to be shared
Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.
Présente je vous fuis; absente, je vous trouve;Dans le fond des forêts votre image me suit
J'aime en lui sa beauté, sa grâce tant vantée,Présents dont la nature a voulu l'honorer,Qu'il méprise lui-même, et qu'il semble ignorer.
I have loved him too much not to hate
Without money honor is merely a disease.
The principal rule of art is to please and to move. All the other rules were created to achieve this first one.
Many a time a man cannot be such as he would be, if circumstances do not admit of it.
There are no secrets that time does not reveal.
My death, taking the light from my eyes, gives back to the day the purity which they soiled.
According as the man is, so must you humour him.
I am a man, and nothing that concerns a man do I deem a matter of indifference to me.
Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul. Everything betrays us: voice, silence, eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter.
The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love.
Is a faith without action a sincere faith?
I know the disposition of women: when you will, they won't; when you won't, they set their hearts upon you of their own inclination.
The glory of my name increases my shame. Less known by mortals, I could better escape their eyes.
I have pushed virtue to outright brutality.
Too much virtue can be criminal.
It behooves a prudent person to make trial of everything before arms.
Justice in the extreme is often unjust.