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The mouth obeys poorly when the heart murmurs.
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Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
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It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.
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What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
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Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
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The ear is the avenue to the heart.
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The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.
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To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
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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 safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
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We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest.
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Injustice in the end produces independence.
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It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
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By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
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Better is the enemy of good.
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If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.
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The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it.
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Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
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It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
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Tears are the silent language of grief.
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