Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.

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The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.

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Love or hatred must constantly increase between two persons who are always together

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The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human.

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A man is a poor creature compared to a woman.

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

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Conscience is our unerring judge until we finally stifle it.

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It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time.

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The country is provincial

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First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time.

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

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There is something great and terrible about suicide.

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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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