Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.