The last resort of kings, the cannonball. The last resort of the people, the paving stone.

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Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.

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It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.

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It is by suffering that human beings become angels.

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Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.

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As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.

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There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

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No one ever keeps a secret so well as a child.

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One sees qualities at a distance and defects at close range.

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Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.

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The flesh is the surface of the unknown.

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Nature has made a pebble and a female. The lapidary makes the diamond, and the lover makes the woman.

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Despotism is a long crime.

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