Unintelligent persons are like weeds that thrive in good ground

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Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.

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Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.

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A young bride is like a plucked flower

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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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A husband who submits to his wife's yoke is justly held an object of ridicule. A woman's influence ought to be entirely concealed.

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To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.

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Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.

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Modesty is the conscience of the body.

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I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.

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Death unites as well as separates

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Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood!

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All humanity is passion

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