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Date of Birth: 02/26/1802




 

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No one ever keeps a secret so well as a child.
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Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
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Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.
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Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.
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The ox suffers, the cart complains.
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Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be like flesh.
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Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
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Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
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As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.
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There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.
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The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
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Without vanity, without coquetry, without curiosity, in a word, without the fall, woman would not be woman. Much of her grace is in her frailty.
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One sometimes says: 'He killed himself because he was bored with life.' One ought rather to say: 'He killed himself because he was bored by lack of life.'
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A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.
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The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
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The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness.
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Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.
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Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
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Habit is the nursery of errors.
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Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
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Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
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The word is the Verb, and the Verb is God.
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Reaction - a boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on.
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Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.
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I love all men who think, even those who think otherwise than myself.
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