The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact
When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt
When a woman wants to betray her husband, her actions are almost invariably studied but they are never reasoned.
A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
A man may and ought to pride himself more on his will than on his talent
Innocence alone dares commit certain acts of audacity. Virtue, when tutored, is as calculating as vice.
Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart, like a viper in its hole.
Our worst misfortunes never happen, and most miseries lie in anticipation.
In a husband there is only a man; in a married woman there is a man, a father, and mother, and a woman.
Modesty is the conscience of the body.