Kindness is the only charm permitted to the aged; it is the coquetry of white hairs.
Providence has so ordained it, that only two women have a true interest in the happiness of a man--his own mother, and the mother of his children. Besides these two legitimate kinds of love, there is nothing between the two creatures except vain excitement, painful and vain delusion.
Most women indulge in idle gossip, which is the henchman of rumor and scandal.
The ideal itself is but truth clothed in the forms of art.