The more one judges, the less one loves.
When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
Pity is woman’s sweetest charm.
If certain women walk straight into adultery, there are many others who cling to numerous hopes, and commit sin only after wandering through a maze of sorrows.
Thinking is seeing…. Every human science is based on deduction, which is a slow process of seeing by which we work up from the effect to the cause; or, in a wider sense, all poetry like every work of art proceeds from a swift vision of things.