The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse - as a luxury befitting a young man.
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Beauty is the promise of happiness
Logic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge.
One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
People who have been made to suffer by certain things cannot be reminded of them...
This is the curse of our age, that even the strangest aberrations are no cure...
This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for...
Love has always been the most important business in my life, I should say the...
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are...
Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.
To describe happiness is to diminish it.
Women are always eagerly on the lookout for any emotion.
The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.
The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly.
If you think of paying court to the men in power, your eternal ruin is...
Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.
Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.
Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit.
God's only excuse is that he does not exist.
Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all.
What is really beautiful must always be true.