"Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace."
"Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age."
"Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved."
"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves."
"When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age."
"Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life."
"Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men."
"To be perfectly happy it does not suffice to possess happiness, it is necessary to have deserved it."
"Wisdom is a sacred communion."
"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."
"Life is the flower for which love is the honey."
"Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant."
"A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil."
"Fashions have done more harm than revolutions."
"He who opens a school door, closes a prison."
"To love beauty is to see light."
"Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be like flesh."