Modesty is the conscience of the body.

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A young bride is like a plucked flower

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Those who spend too fast never grow rich.

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

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Love may be or it may not, but where it is, it ought to reveal itself in its immensity.

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At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist

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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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Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman

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There is something great and terrible about suicide.

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Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.

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The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human.

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The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation

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Suicide, moreover, was at the time in vogue in Paris: what more suitable key to the mystery of life for a skeptical society?

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