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

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He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.

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Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.

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My life is a struggle.

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

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Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.

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We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard.

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In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.

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Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.

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

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The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.

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

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God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

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