Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views.
Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
A little disdain is not amiss; a little scorn is alluring.
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond.
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.
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.