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A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.   Life
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what...   Change
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how ...   Education
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.   Life
Chance is perhaps the work of God when He did not want to sign.   Life
Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of ...   Life
Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.   Life
History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.   Life
I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.   Life
I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true ...   Life
If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.   Life
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thi...   Life
If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.   Life
Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.   Life
In art as in love, instinct is enough.   Life
Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.   Life
Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.   Life
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.   Life
It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.   Life
It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but becaus...   Life
It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be.   Life
It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel t...   Age
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.   Life
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and ev...   Life
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have ...   Life
Nine tenths of education is encouragement.   Life
No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free...   Life
Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest.   Life
Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him ...   Life
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clo...   Life
Religion has done love a great servive by making it a sin.   Life
Silence is the wit of fools.   Life
Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value t...   Life
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the unce...   Life
The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants ano...   Life
The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.   Life
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.   Life
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among mas...   Life
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poo...   Life
The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the la...   Life
The pseudonym for God when He did not want to sign.   Life
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural cur...   Life
There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bar...   Life
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not ...   Life
To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.   Imagination
Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed betwe...   Life
We do not know what to do with this short life, yet we want another wh...   Life
We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject...   Life
What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of he...   Life
When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy...   Life
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.   Life
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by runnin...   Life