For when a child is born the mother also is born again.
The real business of life is trying to understand each other.
There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance.
It's the people who try to be clever who never are; the people who are clever never think of trying to be.
Nothing is so unproductive as the law. It is expensive whether you win or lose.
He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech.
It is not the broken heart that kills, but broken pride, monseigneur.
In all secrets there is a kind of guilt, however beautiful or joyful they may be, or for what good end they may be set to serve. Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind.
She belongs to a race of delightful women, who never do any harm, whom everybody calls good, and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good.
Every man should have laws of his own, I should think; commandments of his own, for every man has a different set of circumstances wherein to work - or worry.