All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
Jean de la Bruyere
Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father.
Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.
This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one.
The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a pest.