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

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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 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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The man as he converses is the lover

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

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Love is a game in which one always cheats.

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Unintelligent persons are like weeds that thrive in good ground

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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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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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In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.

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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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