Men die in despair, while spirits die in ecstasy.

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Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.

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Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God.

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Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman

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Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart.

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Finance, like time, devours its own children.

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Chance, my dear, is the sovereign deity in child-bearing.

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One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.

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When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa.

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Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.

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Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps.

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The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation

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The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.

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