If they are ignorant, they are despised, if learned, mocked. In love they are reduced to the status of courtesans. As wives they are treated more as servants than as companions. Men do not love them: they make use of them, they exploit them, and expect, in that way, to make them subject to the law of fidelity.

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The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul.

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I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy

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There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

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