Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings.
Men are much more unwilling to have their weaknesses and their imperfections known than their crimes
The man who cannot believe his senses, and the man, who cannot believe in anything else, are both insane
Women are much more like each other than men: they have, in truth, but two passions, vanity and love; these are their universal characteristics.
Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough.
A proper secrecy is the only mystery of able men; mystery is the only secrecy of weak and cunning ones.