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Elena de la Madriaga: Ladies and gentleman, it seems like if the only embarrassment here tonight is my presence, if the truth will ...
There should be weeping at a man's birth, not at his death.
If triangles had a god, they would give him three sides.
Brutes are deprived of the high advantages which we have; but they have some which we have not. They have not our hopes, but they ...
It is clear that in a monarchy, where he who commands the exceution of the laws generally thinks himself above them, there is less ...
Vanity is as advantageous to a government as pride is dangerous. To be convinced of this we need only represent, on the one hand, ...
We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever ...
Paris is the city in which one loves to live. Sometimes I think this is because it is the only city in the world where you can ste ...
We may be scum, but at least we're la crème de la scum.
Montesquieu well knew, and justly admired, the happy constitution of this country [Great Britain], where fixed and known laws equa ...
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