Home  »  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical  »  Prince de Ligne

C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.

Prince de Ligne

Even beauty may present a prism wearying to the eye.

Glory is sometimes a low courtesan who on the road entices many who did not think of her. They are astonished to obtain favors without having done anything to deserve them.

However virtuous a woman may be, a compliment on her virtue is what gives her the least pleasure.

In love it is only the commencement that charms. I am not surprised that we find pleasure in frequently recommencing.

The most happy women within their homes are those who have married sensible men. The latter suffer themselves to be governed with so much the more pleasure, as they are always masters of themselves.

Women are the guardians of morality.