A woman must be a genius to create a good husband.
Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
All happiness depends on courage and work.
Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
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