When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa.

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We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.

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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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No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.

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True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.

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Between the daylight gambler and the player at night there is the same difference that lies between a careless husband and the lover swooning under his lady's window.

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The man as he converses is the lover

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Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love.

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Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.

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It would be curious to know what leads a man to become a stationer rather than a baker, when he is no longer compelled, as among the Egyptians, to succeed to his father's craft.

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It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight all ordinary calculations. He is at once sublime and touching, childlike and of the race of giants.

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Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue.

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Chance, my dear, is the sovereign deity in child-bearing.

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