True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel than the severest treatment at the hands of one loved.
Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed.
Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.