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A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought.   Life
A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.   Life
A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person...   Life
A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as th...   Life
A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man...   Life
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.   Life
At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrasse...   Life
Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair...   Life
Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a ...   Life
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a futu...   Life
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present...   Life
Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around th...   Life
Grief that is dazed and speechless is out of fashion: the modern woman...   Life
He who tip-toes cannot stand; he who strides cannot walk.   Life
I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and ju...   Life
If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it is hor...   Life
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.   Life
If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terribl...   Life
It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of suc...   Life
It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.   Life
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-tim...   Life
Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than nati...   Life
Man has but three events in his life: to be born, to live, and to die....   Life
Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.   Life
No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no ...   Life
No more we meet in yonder bowers Absence has made me prone to roving; ...   Life
One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be,...   Life
One should never risk a joke, even of the mildest and most unexception...   Life
Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.   Life
The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very har...   Life
The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a pes...   Life
The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves th...   Life
The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that ...   Life
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very b...   Life
The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individu...   Life
The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there a...   Life
The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.   Life
The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.   Life
There are certain things in which mediocrity is intolerable: poetry, m...   Life
There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and wit...   Life
There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame; ...   Life
They that have lived a single day have lived an age.   Life
This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.   Life
Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain o...   Life
To be among people one loves, that's sufficient; to dream, to speak to...   Life
We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we...   Life
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having la...   Life
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment...   Love
We should keep silent about those in power; to speak well of them almo...   Life
When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly ...   Life