I gather from a lawyer that there was a rehearsal yesterday. We haven't a hope. I know the presiding judge too: I've had the misfortune to sleep with his wife. He was specially picked.
Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else.
If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more audacious.
If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by my friends the murderers.
Every man has three characters - that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.
Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end.
Many people think that virtue consists of severity towards others.
The more things change, the more they are the same.
If we are to abolish the death penalty, let our friends the murderers make the first move.
Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.
Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment when reality makes us regret uncertainty.
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
We can invent only with memory.
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