The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.

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The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say

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All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

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Prejudices are what fools use for reason.

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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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Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.

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How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.

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I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.

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When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.

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The ear is the avenue to the heart.

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It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.

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The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.

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No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.

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