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" But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. "
" To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all. "
" I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned. "
" I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all. "
" Adversity is the first path to truth. "
" Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment, and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons. "
" 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. "
" Romances I ne'er read like those I have seen. "
" Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life. "
" Her great merit is finding out mine - there is nothing so amiable as discernment. "
" If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom. "
" Opinions are made to be changed - or how is truth to be got at? "
" The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat. "
" Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim. "
" 'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't. "
" A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know. "
" Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil. "
" I love not man the less, but Nature more. "
" Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire. "
" Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure. "
" Sincerity may be humble but she cannot be servile. "
" I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone. "
" All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin. "
" If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver. "
" 'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come. "
" It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe - you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep. "
" Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction. "
" Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep. "
" We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive. "
" It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it. "
" A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends. "