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Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
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Pain is as diverse as man. One suffers as one can.
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How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.
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The animal is ignorant of the fact that he knows. The man is aware of the fact that he is ignorant.
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To love is to act.
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Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
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The three great problems of this century; the degradation of man in the proletariat, the subjection of women through hunger, the atrophy of the child by darkness.
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To be perfectly happy it does not suffice to possess happiness, it is necessary to have deserved it.
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It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.
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Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
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Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
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I'm religiously opposed to religion.
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Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
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To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.
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A library implies an act of faith.
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Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
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When liberty returns, I will return.
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The last resort of kings, the cannonball. The last resort of the people, the paving stone.
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Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.
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But when ill indeed, Even dismissing the doctor don't always succeed.
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Toleration is the best religion.
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To think is of itself to be useful; it is always and in all cases a striving toward God.
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Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.
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Smallness in a great man seems smaller by its disproportion with all the rest.
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An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
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