Austrian Writer, Novelist and Baroness
"Exceptions are not always the proof of the old rule; they can also be the harbinger of a new one."
"None are so eager to gain new experience as those who don't know how to make use of the old ones."
"Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them."
"The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered."
"The sympathy of most people consists of a mixture of good-humor, curiosity, and self-importance."
"There is something so beautiful in trust that even the most hardened liar must needs feel a certain respect for those who confide in him."
"Never expect women to be sincere so long as they are educated to think that their first aim in life is to please."