Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.
Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood.
Only the brave know how to forgive... a coward never forgave; it is not in his nature.
Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.
In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.