Dignity is like a perfume; those who use it are scarcely conscious of it.

As you know, no one over thirty years of age is afraid of tittle-tattle. I myself find it much less difficult to strangle a man than to fear him.

God has neither form nor shape under which we can know Him; when he speaks of Himself in metaphors and similes, He is adapting Himself to our foolishness, our limited capacity.

There is a star above us which unites souls of the first order, though worlds and ages separate them.

We grow old more through indolence, than through age.

It is necessary to try to pass one's self always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.

Life becomes useless and insipid when we have no longer either friends or enemies.

Fools are more to be feared than the wicked.

Nuns and married women are equally unhappy, if in different ways.