Edmond De Goncourt quotes

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The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what ma ...
Sickness sensitizes man for observation, like a photographic plate.
The newspaper is the natural enemy of the book, as the whore is of the decent woman.
For rulers are not a terror to good work
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The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite!
There are only two great currents in the history of manki
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Man is a mind betrayed, not served, by his organs.
Lord Byron is an exceedingly interesting person, and as such is it not to be regretted that he is a slave to the vilest and most v ...
As a general truth, it is safe to say that any picture that produces a moral impression is a bad picture.
The English are crooked as a nation and honest as individuals. The contrary is true of the French, who are honest as a nation and ...
How utterly futile debauchery seems once it has been accomplished, and what ashes of disgust it leaves in the soul! The pity of it ...
I feel sure that coups d'├ętat would go much better if there were seats, boxes, and stalls so that one could see what was happenin ...
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