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What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
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Friendship is the marriage of the soul.
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Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
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Virtue debases itself in justifying itself.
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Love truth, but pardon error.
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In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one
class of citizens to give to the other.
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Liberty of thought is the life of the soul.
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If this is the best of all possible worlds, what are the others like?
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The superfluous, a very necessary thing.
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Every man, as to character, is the creature of the age in which he lives. Very few are able to
raise themselves above the ideas of their times.
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If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
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The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks.
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All the reasons of a man cannot outweigh a single feeling of a woman.
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The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
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Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother.
These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
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The man who leaves money to charity in his will is only giving away what no longer belongs to
him.
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Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.
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No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
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Anything too stupid to be said is sung.
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