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Young man, there is America, which at this day serves for little more than to amuse you with stories of savage men and uncouth man ...
The Abbe Goussault, a counsellor at High Court, writes [at the end of the 17th century]: "Familiarizing oneself with one's childre ...
Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train ...
The true courage of civilized nations is readiness for sacrifice in the service of the state, so that the individual counts as onl ...
The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones, ...
Educating a son I should allow him no fairy tales and only a very few novels. This is to prevent him from having 1. the sense of r ...
One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity.
Men first feel necessity, then look for utility, next attend to comfort, still later amuse themselves with pleasure, thence grow d ...
To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in ...
When I was a boy, I had a clock with a pendulum that could be lifted off. I found that the clock went very much faster without the ...
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