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Am I my brother's keeper?
Right now he's suffering the cruelest tortures the Germans can devise. But he won't talk--not as long as he can stand that punishm ...
I honor most those to whom I show least honor; and where my soul moves with great alacrity, I forget the proper steps of ceremony.
[One cannot express lack of knowledge in affirmative language.] This idea is more firmly grasped in the form of interrogation: "Wh ...
We are Christians by the same title as we are natives of Perigord or Germany.
What kind of truth can that be that is bounded by these mountains, and that becomes a lie to the people on the other side of them?
Even in my own writings I cannot always recover the meaning of my former ideas; I know not what I meant to say, and often get into ...
Man is certainly crazy. He could not make a mite, and he makes gods by the dozen.
I see this evident, that we willingly accord to piety only the services that flatter our passions.
I never rebel so much against France as not to regard Paris with a friendly eye; she has had my heart since my childhood.... I lov ...
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