The Holy Roman Empire is neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire.

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Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.

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Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him.

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Clever tyrants are never punished.

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When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics.

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No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.

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It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.

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

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Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same.

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I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.

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The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

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Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.

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The superfluous, a very necessary thing.

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