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“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”
Prevost Abbe, Manon Lescaut
“It has never been matter of wonder to me that human resolutions are liable to change; one passion gives them birth, another may destroy them.”
Antoine François Prévost, Manon Lescaut
“May your criminal enjoyments vanish as a shadow! may your ill-gotten wealth leave you without a resource; and may you yourself remain alone and deserted, to learn the vanity of these things, which now divert you from better pursuits!”
Antoine François Prévost, Manon Lescaut
tags: curse, sin
“There is nothing more glorious—nothing that does more honour to true virtue, than the confidence with which one approaches a friend of tried integrity.”
Antoine François Prévost, Manon Lescaut
“The girl arrived; I thought her handsome; and as I doubted not that you would be mortified by my absence, I did most sincerely hope that she would be able to dissipate something of your ennui: for it is the fidelity of the heart alone that I value.”
Antoine François Prévost, Manon Lescaut
“Some say that Love, at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings and in a moment flies.”
Abbé Prévost, Manon Lescaut
“Love! love!.. thou art never to be reconciled with discretion!”
Antoine François Prévost, Manon Lescaut
tags: love
“The fidelity I expect of you is that of the heart”
Antoine François Prévost, Manon Lescaut
“De la manière dont nous sommes faits, il est certain que notre félicité consiste dans le plaisir ; je défie qu'on s'en forme une autre idée ; or le cœur n'a pas besoin de se consulter longtemps pour sentir que, de tous les plaisirs, les plus doux sont ceux de l'amour.”
Abbé Prévost, Manon Lescaut
“on ne ferait pas une divinité de l'amour, s'il n'opérait souvent des prodiges.”
Abbé Prévost, Manon Lescaut
“¡Pérfida Manon!”
Abate Prevost, Manon Lescaut
“Pour moi, qui n'ai que de l'amour et de la constance à offrir les femmes méprisent ma misère et font leur jouet de ma simplicité. J'ajoutai”
Abbé Prévost, Manon Lescaut
“Ah ! les expressions ne rendent jamais qu'à demi les sentiments du cœur.”
Abbé Prévost, Manon Lescaut
“I was horror-stricken at the contrast between the serenity of but a few moments ago and the wild stirrings of desire I could already feel within me. l was shuddering as you do when you find yourself alone at night on some desolate moorland, when all familiar bearings are lost and a panic fear comes over you that you can dispel only by calmly studying all the landmarks”
Antoine François Prévost, Manon Lescaut
“I swear that you are the idol of my heart, my dear Chevalier, and there is nobody in the world I love as I love you. But don't you see, my poor darling, that loyalty is a silly virtue in the pass we are in? Do you really think we can love each other with nothing to eat? one fine day, Hunger would lead me into some fatal mistake and thinking I was sign for love, I should really be drawing my last breath”
Antoine François Prévost, Manon Lescaut