Superstition is a sign of a weak mind.
Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
One of Paris' amenities is that you can be born here, live here, die here without anyone even noticing.
Le Père Goriot, 1834-1835
To say to a rich man: You are poor! is to tell the Archbishop of Granada that his sermons are worthless.
One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
The more one judges, the less one loves.
Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.
Love is the poetry of the senses.
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
It is always assumed by the empty-headed, who chatter about themselves for want of something better, that people who do not discuss their affairs openly must have something to hide.
Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another's happiness than in your own.
He is strong, who admits his weakness.