The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on which depends the rest of our days.

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The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year.

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Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.

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It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

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The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil.

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Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die.

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Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.

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The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.

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It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow.

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We are rarely proud when we are alone.

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As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.

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Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue

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We are all full of weakness and errors

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