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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 fact alone that both, like Chatham before them, were great war ministers, links their names inseparably. Beyond that, they sha ...
The true courage of civilized nations is readiness for sacrifice in the service of the state, so that the individual counts as onl ...
Observing him in these moods, I often dwelt meditatively upon the old philosophy of the Bi-Part Soul, and amused myself with the f ...
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, ...
While lying there listening to the Indians, I amused myself with trying to guess at their subject by their gestures, or some prope ...
One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity.
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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