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A husband who submits to his wife's yoke is justly held an object of ridicule. A woman's influence ought to be entirely concealed.

Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.

The habits of life form the soul, and the soul forms the countenance.

Those who spend too fast never grow rich.

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.


There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.

Love is a game in which one always cheats.

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.

I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

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.

Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.


Modesty is the conscience of the body.

An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.

The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.

It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.

First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time.


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