Women will not suffer their idol to step down from his pedestal. They do not forgive the slightest pettiness in a god.
Women can only love; men act; they have a thousand ways in which they are bound to act. But we can only think, and pray, and worship.
Wit is thought to be a quality rare in comedians. It is so natural to suppose that persons who spend their lives in showing things on the outside have nothing within.
When women are secretly to blame they often show ostensibly the utmost womanly pride. It is a dissimulation of mind for which we ought to be obliged to them. The deception is full of dignity, if not of grandeur.
The problem of eternal beatitude is one of those whose solution is known only to God. Here, below, the sublimest poets have simply harassed their readers when attempting to picture paradise.