A man always judges himself by the balance he can strike between the needs of his body and the demands of his mind.
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.
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.]