The great ambition of women is to inspire love.
I feed on good soup, not beautiful language.
Love is often the fruit of marriage.
As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men, I see no reason why anyone should be exempt.
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
I live on good soup, not on fine words.
Oh, how fine it is to know a thing or two.
If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless.
No matter what Aristotle and the Philosophers say, nothing is equal to tobacco; it’s the passion of the well-bred, and he who lives without tobacco lives a life not worth living.
Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.
People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything.
Ah! how annoying that the law doesn’t allow a woman to change husbands just as one does shirts.
Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired.
I have the fault of being a little more sincere than is proper.
One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.
People don’t mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous.
Perfect reason flees all extremity, and leads one to be wise with sobriety.
It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.
Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.
Oh, I may be devout, but I am human all the same.
There’s nothing quite like tobacco: it’s the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn’t deserve to live.
There is no praise to bear the sort that you put in your pocket.
The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.
There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.
A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.
Every good act is charity. A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.
All which is not prose is verse; and all which is not verse is prose.