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I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.
History should be written as philosophy.
It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.
I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left.
Men who seek happiness are like drunkards who can never find their house but are sure that they have one.
The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason.
In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
It is not known precisely where angels dwell--whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we ...
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy--the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long domin ...
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