In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.

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

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No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.

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Power is action

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A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.

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Modesty is the conscience of the body.

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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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Conscience is our unerring judge until we finally stifle it.

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Between the daylight gambler and the player at night there is the same difference that lies between a careless husband and the lover swooning under his lady's window.

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Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.

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It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.

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The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.

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Thought is a key to all treasures

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