There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.
There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From it springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.
No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstands others.
No one is more a slave than the man who thinks himself free while he is not.
Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.
Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.