It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.
If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements had the direction of the world, they would take away the spring, and youth, the former from the year, the latter from human life.
To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.
Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.
A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists.
No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.
The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
The country is provincial; it becomes ridiculous when it tries to ape Paris.