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'A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.'


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'Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!'


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'Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.'


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'Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.'


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'A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.'


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'A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.'


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'Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!'


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'A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.'


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'Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.'


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'As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease.'


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'Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.'


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'I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.'


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'Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!'


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'The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy.'


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'Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.'


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'Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.'


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'I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.'

 

 

 

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