"Power, after love, is the first source of happiness."
"A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness."
"This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom."
"The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such joy in his art that he will work at it come hell or high water."
"A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love."
"To describe happiness is to diminish it."