Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love.
Honore de Balzac
An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.
A young bride is like a plucked flower; but a guilty wife is like a flower that had been walked over.
Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.
Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God.
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
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