You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words.
I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull.
The finest plans have always been spoiled by the littleness of them that should carry them out. Even emperors can’t do it all by themselves.
There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.
If there’s delight in love, ‘Tis when I see that heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me.
No one will improve your lot if you do not yourself.
They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom.
Sometimes it’s more important to be human, than to have good taste.
Mixing one’s wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
A hungry wolf at all the herd will run, In hopes, through many, to make sure of one.