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Quote Left All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual. Quote Right
Quote Left It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself. Quote Right
Quote Left The man who can but sketch his purpose beforehand in words is regarded as a wonder, and every artist and writer possesses that faculty. But gestation, fruition, the laborious rearing of the offspring, putting it to bed every night full fed with milk, embracing it anew every morning with the inexhaustible affection of a mother's heart, licking it clean, dressing it a hundred times in the richest garb only to be instantly destroyed; then never to be cast down at the convulsions of this headlong life till the living masterpiece is perfected which in sculpture speaks to every eye, in literature to every intellect, in painting to every memory, in music to every heart! --this is the task of execution. The hand must be ready at every moment to work in obedience to the mind. Quote Right
Quote Left A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea. Quote Right
Quote Left Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence. Quote Right
Quote Left First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint a second time. Quote Right
Quote Left A woman must be a genius to create a good husband. Quote Right
Quote Left Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies. Quote Right
Quote Left The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman. Quote Right
Quote Left To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure. Quote Right
Quote Left Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless. Quote Right
Quote Left Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine. Quote Right
Quote Left Coffee falls into the stomach ... ideas begin to move, things remembered arrive at full gallop ... the shafts of wit start up like sharp-shooters, similes arise, the paper is covered with ink... Quote Right
Quote Left In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls. Quote Right
Quote Left Finance, like time, devours its own children. Quote Right
Quote Left Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane. Quote Right
Quote Left Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. Quote Right
Quote Left Between the daylight gambler and the player at night there is the same difference that lies between a careless husband and the lover swooning under his lady's window. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other. Quote Right
Quote Left A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning. Quote Right
Quote Left I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race. Quote Right
Quote Left The more one judges, the less one loves. Quote Right
Quote Left This coffee plunges into the stomach...the mind is aroused, and ideas pour forth like the battalions of the Grand Army on the field of battle.... Memories charge at full gallop...the light cavalry of comparisons deploys itself magnificently; the artillery of logic hurry in with their train of ammunition; flashes of wit pop up like sharp-shooters. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left All human power is a compound of time and patience. Quote Right
Quote Left We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are. Quote Right
Quote Left The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other. Quote Right
Quote Left First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time. Quote Right
Quote Left A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second; with a husband it runs the other way. Quote Right