We often marry in despair, so that we repent of it all our life after.
My heavens! I've been talking prose for the last forty years without knowing it.
Doubts are more cruel than the worst of truths.
Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.
It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.
It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.
It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.
It is a public scandal that gives offence, and it is no sin to sin in secret.
The absence of the beloved, short though it may last, always lasts too long.
People can be induced to swallow anything, provided it is seasoned with praise.