Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
Every man has three characters – that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by our friends the murderers.
We can invent only with memory.
Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.
Though we have two eyes, we are supplied with but one tongue. Draw your own moral.
Women’s glances express what they dare not speak.
Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else.
Almost every one flatters himself that he and his are exceptionable.
Friendship between two women is always a plot against another one.
A widow is like a frigate of which the first captain has been shipwrecked.