Man is born passionate of body, but with an innate though secret tendency to the love of Good in his main-spring of Mind. But God help us all! It is at present a sad jar of atoms.
Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love, than in being undeceived by them.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below.
There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.
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.
This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.