Perfection is attained by slow degrees

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The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.

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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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The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.

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

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What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.

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He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend

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Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.

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The public is a ferocious beast

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In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.

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He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.

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The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third.

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