There are no secrets that time does not reveal.
In fine, nothing is said now that has not been said before.
Hell, covering all with its gloomy vapors, has cast shadows on even the holiest eyes.
I have pushed virtue to outright brutality.
I embrace my rival, but only to strangle him.
I know the disposition of women: when you will, they won't; when you won't, they set their hearts upon you of their own inclination.
My death, taking the light from my eyes, gives back to the day the purity which they soiled.
The principal rule of art is to please and to move. All the other rules were created to achieve this first one.
Many a time a man cannot be such as he would be, if circumstances do not admit of it.
A noble heart cannot suspect in others the pettiness and malice that it has never felt.
Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul. Everything betrays us: voice, silence, eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter.
I am a man, and nothing that concerns a man do I deem a matter of indifference to me.