Every man has three characters – that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
Friendship between two women is always a plot against another one.
Almost every one flatters himself that he and his are exceptionable.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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.
Women’s glances express what they dare not speak.
Though we have two eyes, we are supplied with but one tongue. Draw your own moral.
Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.
We can invent only with memory.
If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by our friends the murderers.
Avoid all haste; calmness is an essential ingredient of politeness.