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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 true courage of civilized nations is readiness for sacrifice in the service of the state, so that the individual counts as onl ...
When I play with my cat, who knows whether she isn't amusing herself with me more than I with her.
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, ...
One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity.
There is something else which has the power to awaken us to the truth. It is the works of writers of genius.... They give us, in t ...
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 ...
I can think of many amusing parallels. For example, "the Borough of ... announces: Miss Jones, the splendid principal of our gramm ...
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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