Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.

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A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears.

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Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.

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Those who spend too fast never grow rich.

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A man is a poor creature compared to a woman.

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Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself.

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For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it

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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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Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue.

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Men die in despair, while spirits die in ecstasy.

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Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.

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There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.

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To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.

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