Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.
Elegance is inferior to virtue.
My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.
What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow.
A king is always a king - and a woman always a woman: his authority and her sex ever stand between them and rational converse.
A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind.