It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
—Honore de Balzac
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God.
I believe in the incomprehensibility of God.
Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love.
The man as he converses is the lover; silent, he is the husband.
Love is the poetry of the senses.
First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint a second time.