Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.
A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.
Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul. Everything betrays us: voice, silence, eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter.
I am a man, and nothing that concerns a man do I deem a matter of indifference to me.
Hell, covering all with its gloomy vapors, has cast shadows on even the holiest eyes.
I have pushed virtue to outright brutality.
A noble heart cannot suspect in others the pettiness and malice that it has never felt.
There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it with reluctance.
On the throne, one has many worries; and remorse is the one that weighs the least.
I embrace my rival, but only to strangle him.
How good is God! How sweet his yoke!