To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought.

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A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears.

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When Religion and Royalty are swept away, the people will attack the great, and after the great, they will fall upon the rich.

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What is a child, monsieur, but the image of two beings, the fruit of two sentiments spontaneously blended?

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Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other tempers, as woman's destiny requires, have for the most part a mania for making everything about them bend to them.

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Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.

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The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.

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First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time.

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Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.

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Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin.

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It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.

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Love is the poetry of the senses.

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A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

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