The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Count not thyself to have found true peace, if thou hast felt no grief; nor that then all is well if thou hast no adversary; nor that this is perfect, if all things fall out according to thy desire.
No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.
What is art? Nature concentrated.
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
The more one judges, the less one loves.
The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.