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Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint a second time.
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
No man should marry before he has studied anatomy and dissected the body of a woman.
The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.
All human power is a compound of time and patience.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
Imagination helps bring out the realism of every detail and only sees the beauties of the work.
I am a galley slave to pen and ink.
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.