Virtue, as understood by the world, is a constant struggle against the laws of nature.
All bow to virtue and then walk away.
Experience is the shroud of illusions.
Grief counts the seconds; happiness forgets the hours.
Self-love and reason to one end aspire.
Simplicity is a captivating grace in woman, as rare as it is attractive.
There is a French saying: “Love is the dawn of marriage, and marriage is the sunset of love.”