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All the terrors of the French Republic, which held Austria in awe, were unable to command her diplomacy. But Napoleon sent to Vien ...
If your little savage were left to himself and be allowed to retain all his ignorance, he would in time join the infant's reasonin ...
If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime, it is in wickedness. You spit on a petty thief, but you can't deny a ...
What a hell of an economic system! Some are replete with everything while others, whose stomachs are no less demanding, whose hung ...
Bad company is as instructive as licentiousness. One makes up for the loss of one's innocence with the loss of one's prejudices.
Truth exists. The sole purpose of this proposition is to assert the existence of truth against imbeciles and sceptics.
Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it.
We always weaken whatever we exaggerate.
The moment one accosts a stranger or is accosted by him is above all in this life the moment of drama.... Whoever we meet watches ...
And who is any of us, that without starvation he can go through the kingdoms of starvation?
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