The public is a ferocious beast

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Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.

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

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In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.

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

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Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

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There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.

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Tears are the silent language of grief.

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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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To hold a pen is to be at war.

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Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter kills and the spirit gives life.

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

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