A man does not mind being blamed for his faults, and being punished for them, and he patiently suffers much for the sake of them; but he becomes impatient if he is required to give them up.
A man always finds it hard to realise that he may have finally lost a woman’s love, however badly he may have treated her.
A living man can be enslaved and reduced to the historic condition of an object. But if he dies in refusing to be enslaved, he reaffirms the existence of another kind of human nature which refuses to be classified as an object.[On peut asservir un homme vivant et le réduire à l’état historique de chose. Mais s’il meurt en refusant, il réaffirme une nature humaine qui rejette l’ordre des choses.]
A husband never loses anything by appearing to believe in the fidelity of his wife, by preserving an air of patience and by keeping silence. Silence especially troubles a woman amazingly.
A fool who says nothing cannot be distinguished from a wise man who holds his tongue.[Un sot qui ne dit mot, ne se distingue pas D’un savant qui se tait.]