Bordeaux quotes

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The war won't ever be over... too damn profitable, do you get me? Back home they're coining money, the British are coining money; ...
Fie on the eloquence that leaves us craving itself, not things!
I heard a good one at Toulouse of a woman who had passed through the hands of some soldiers: "God be praised," she said, "that at ...
In truth, knowledge is a great and very useful quality; those who despise it give evidence enough of their stupidity. Yet I do not ...
Man will rise, if God by exception lends him a hand; he will rise by abandoning and renouncing his own means, and letting himself ...
Presumption is our natural and original malady. The most vulnerable and frail of all creatures is man, and at the same time the mo ...
Lay a beam between these two towers of such width as we need to walk on: there is no philosophical wisdom of such great firmness t ...
Our speech has its weaknesses and its defects, like all the rest. Most of the occasions for the troubles of the world are grammati ...
In order always to learn something from others (which is the finest school there can be), I observe in my travels this practice: I ...
Truly man is a marvelously vain, diverse, and undulating object. It is hard to found any constant and uniform judgment on him.
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