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Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
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God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
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Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
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Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
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Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.
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Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
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Common sense is not so common.
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Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
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Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
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The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
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Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
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It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.
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It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
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The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work.
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Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
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He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
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Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
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The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it.
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All men are born with a nose and five fingers, but no one is born with a knowledge of God.
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We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.
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