"My death, taking the light from my eyes, gives back to the day the purity which they soiled."
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"The glory of my name increases my shame. Less known by mortals, I could better escape their eyes."
"Do you think you can be righteous and holy with impunity?"
"Too much virtue can be criminal."
"I have pushed virtue to outright brutality."
"To save our imperiled honor everything must be sacrificed, even virtue."
"A noble heart cannot suspect in others the pettiness and malice that it has never felt."
"Justice in the extreme is often unjust."
"By dying I wanted to maintain my honor, and hide a flame so black from the daylight!"
"Hippolytus can feel, and feels nothing for me!"
"Me, rule? Me, place the State under my law, when my feeble reason no longer rules even myself!"
"Ah, why can't I know if I love, or if I hate?"
"When I'm carried away, isn't it clear that my heart contradicts my mouth?"
"Do not doubt it, he loves. Instructed by so many charms, his eyes have been trained in the use of tears."
"Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul. Everything betrays us: voice, silence, eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter."
"It is no longer a flame hidden in my veins; now it is Venus in all her might fastened to her prey."
"And do you count for nothing God who fights for us?"
"How good is God! How sweet his yoke!"
"Is a faith without action a sincere faith?"
"When will the veil be lifted that casts so black a night over the universe? God of Israel, lift at last the gloom: For how long will you be hidden?"
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