| Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love, than in being undeceived by them.
| A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.
| If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver.
| Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.
| The Cardinal is at his wit's end - it is true that he had not far to go.
| To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all.
| In England the only homage which they pay to Virtue - is hypocrisy.
| We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.
| I love not man the less, but Nature more.
| They never fail who die in a great cause.
| There is no instinct like that of the heart.
| I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff-box from an emperor.
| But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.
| Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
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| I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
| Smiles form the channels of a future tear.
| I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.
| Who tracks the steps of glory to the grave?
| Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men.
| As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others.