The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives.
Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.
There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are having their moments of disillusionment, for in another moment they will recover their illusion.
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness.
It's nothing to be born ugly. Sensibly, the ugly woman comes to terms with her ugliness and exploits it as a grace of nature. To become ugly means the beginning of a calamity, self-willed most of the time.