It is the nobility of their style which will make our writers of 1840 unreadable forty years from now.
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Even a very small degree of hope is enough to cause the birth of love.
The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years.
I think no woman I have had ever gave me so sweet a moment, or...
A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.
The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly.
Friendship has its illusions no less than love.
Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit.
Never had he found himself so close to those terrible weapons of feminine artillery.
The more a race is governed by its passions, the less it has acquired the...
Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all.
Our true passions are selfish.
What is really beautiful must always be true.
This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for...
Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion.
The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears
God's only excuse is that he does not exist.
People happy in love have an air of intensity.
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are...
She had caprices of a marvellous unexpectedness, and how is any one to imitate a...
A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth.