A flow of words is a sure sign of duplicity.

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It would be curious to know what leads a man to become a stationer rather than a baker, when he is no longer compelled, as among the Egyptians, to succeed to his father's craft.

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

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

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Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin.

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A husband who submits to his wife's yoke is justly held an object of ridicule. A woman's influence ought to be entirely concealed.

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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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Love is the poetry of the senses.

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Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood!

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True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.

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What is art? Nature concentrated.

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Love may be or it may not, but where it is, it ought to reveal itself in its immensity.

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Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.

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