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Pornography is not objectionable simply because it arouses sexual desire or lust or prurience in the mind of the reader or spectat ...
If only nature is real and if, in nature, only desire and destruction are legitimate, then, in that all humanity does not suffice ...
Nations have always good reasons for being what they are, and the best of all is that they cannot be otherwise.
Grace is always natural, though that does not prevent its being often used to hide a lie. The rude shocks and uncomfortably constr ...
The love of their country is with them only a mode of flattering its master; as soon as they think that master can no longer hear, ...
What annoyances are more painful than those of which we cannot complain?
In Russia, whatever be the appearance of things, violence and arbitrary rule is at the bottom of them all. Tyranny rendered calm b ...
The circumstances of human society are too complicated to be submitted to the rigour of mathematical calculation.
I do not believe I am exaggerating in affirming that the empire of Russia is a country whose inhabitants are the most miserable on ...
A multitude of little superfluous precautions engender here a population of deputies and sub-officials, each of whom acquits himse ...
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