There are only three events in a man's life; birth, life, and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.
Jean de la Bruyere
Love lessens a woman's delicacy and increases a man's.
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you.
As riches and favor forsake a man, we discover him to be a fool, but nobody could find it out in his prosperity.
We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.