The prayers of a lover are more imperious than the menaces of the whole world
There is only one happiness in life -- to love and to be loved.
One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe.
There are no greater prudes than those women who have some secret to hide.
Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.
There is only one happiness in life to love and to be loved.
The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment the eye of the body is not always that of the soul
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
Vanity is the quicksand of reason
Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm, a state of intellectual magnificence which we must not squander on our way through life.
Admiration and familiarity are strangers.
If they are ignorant, they are despised, if learned, mocked. In love they are reduced to the status of courtesans. As wives they are treated more as servants than as companions. Men do not love them: they make use of them, they exploit them, and expect, in that way, to make them subject to the law of fidelity.