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I started out very quiet and I beat Mr. Turgenev. Then I trained hard and I beat Mr. de Maupassant. I've fought two draws with Mr. ...
The cult of art gives pride; one never has too much of it.
Both were predominantly ethical in aim and doctrine; theory of knowledge (logic) and of nature (physics) served rather as the scaf ...
Boasting is often carried by certain Americans to the extreme. Often however it is a reaction against slights, an effort to veil d ...
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
General de Gaulle was a thoroughly bad boy. The day he arrived, he thought he was Joan of Arc and the following day he insisted th ...
In France, and at the most important period of our history, Catherine de' Medici has suffered more from popular error than any oth ...
You played a party with a prince and Miss de Zuylen. You was shocked, or rather offended, with her unlimited vivacity.
There is a social respect necessary in company: you may start your own subject of conversation with modesty, taking care, however, ...
Et Saint Apollinaire, raide et ascétique,
Vieille usine désaffectée de Dieu, tient encore
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