Taste is the common sense of genius.

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Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble

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Religions do a useful thing: they narrow God to the limits of man. Philosophy replies by doing a necessary thing: it elevates man to the plane of God.

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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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To think is of itself to be useful

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Indigestion is charged by God with enforcing morality on the stomach.

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I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!

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Change your opinions, keep to your principles

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Strange to say, the luminous world is the invisible world

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A library implies an act of faith.

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I put a Phrygian cap on the old dictionary.

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I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, - and the stars through his soul.

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Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.

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