Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.

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

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Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.

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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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Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent.

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Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.

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In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.

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

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

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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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The ear is the avenue to the heart.

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Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.

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Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

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