The best mannered people make the most absurd lovers.
We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.
The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.
Virtue is praised but hated. People run away from it for it is ice-cold and in this world you must keep your feet warm.
There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey.
There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint.
The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.