Those who spend too fast never grow rich.
A mother, who is really a mother, is never free.
The fact is that love is of two kinds one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.
Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.
The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human.
Man dies in despair while the Spirit dies in ecstasy.
Wisdom is the understanding of celestial things to which the Spirit is brought by Love.
The habits of life form the soul, and the soul forms the physical presence.
When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa.
Love is the most melodious of all harmonies and the sentiment of love is innate. Woman is a delightful instrument of pleasure, but it is necessary to know its trembling strings, to study the position of them, the timid keyboard, the fingering so changeful and capricious which befits it.
Unfortunately her portrait will cure no one of the addiction to loving sweetly smiling angels with dreamy looks, innocent faces, and a strong-box for a heart.
Nothing is so discreet as a young face, for nothing is less mobile; it has the serenity, the surface smoothness, and the freshness of a lake. There is no character in womens faces before the age of thirty.
But reason always cuts a poor figure beside sentiment; the one being essentially restricted, like everything that is positive, while the other is infinite.
The sanctity of womanhood is incompatible with social liberty and social claims; and for a woman emancipation means corruption.
What is a child, monsieur, but the image of two beings, the fruit of two sentiments spontaneously blended?