Honore de Balzac
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
A young bride is like a plucked flower; but a guilty wife is like a flower that had been walked over.
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.
A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
My further advice on your relations to women is based upon that other motto of chivalry, «Serve all, love one».