A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.

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There have been in this century only one great man and one great thing: Napoleon and liberty. For want of the great man, let us have the great thing.

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Smallness in a great man seems smaller by its disproportion with all the rest.

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Puns are the droppings of soaring wits.

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One sometimes says: 'He killed himself because he was bored with life.' One ought rather to say: 'He killed himself because he was bored by lack of life.'

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A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.

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Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

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To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.

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Forty is the old age of youth

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A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.

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No one can keep a secret better than a child.

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One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.

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The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ

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