"A woman’s head is always influenced by her heart; but a man’s heart is always influenced by his head."
"There is no knowledge for which so great a price is paid as a knowledge of the world; and no one ever became an adept in it except at the expense of a hardened or a wounded heart."
"Those can most easily dispense with society who are the most calculated to adorn it; they only are dependent on it who possess no mental resources, for though they bring nothing to the general mart, like beggars, they are too poor to stay at home."
"A beautiful woman without principles may be likened to those fair but rootless flowers which float in streams, driven by every breeze."
"Arles is certainly one of the most interesting towns I have ever seen, whether viewed as a place remarkable for the objects of antiquity it contains, or for the primitive manners of its inhabitants and its picturesque appearance."
"I see little alteration at Lyons since I formerly passed through it. Its manufactories are, nevertheless, flourishing, though less improvement than could be expected is visible in the external aspect of the place."
"In France, a woman may forget that she is neither young nor handsome; for the absence of these claims to attention does not expose her to be neglected by the male sex."
"Many minds that have withstood the most severe trials have been broken down by a succession of ignoble cares."
"People seem to lose all respect for the past; events succeed each other with such velocity that the most remarkable one of a few years gone by, is no more remembered than if centuries had closed over it."
"The chief prerequisite for a escort is to have a flexible conscience and an inflexible politeness."
"The Temple of Diana is in the vicinity of the fountain, which has given rise to the conjecture that it originally constituted a portion of the ancient baths."
"The vices of the rich and great are mistaken for error; and those of the poor and lowly, for crimes."
"Those who are formed to win general admiration are seldom calculated to bestow individual happiness."
"Thoughts come maimed and plucked of plumage from the lips, which, from the pen, in the silence of your own leisure and study, would be born with far more beauty."
"When the sun shines on you, you see your friends. It requires sunshine to be seen by them to advantage!"
"When we bring back with us the objects most dear, and find those we left unchanged, we are tempted to doubt the lapse of time; but one link in the chain of affection broken, and everything seems altered."
"Who could look on these monuments without reflecting on the vanity of mortals in thus offering up testimonials of their respect for persons of whose very names posterity is ignorant?"
"Women excel more in literary judgment than in literary production,?they are better critics than authors."
"Yes, the meeting of dear friends atones for the regret of separation; and like it so much enhances affection, that after absence one wonders how one has been able to stay away from them so long."