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The Abbe Goussault, a counsellor at High Court, writes [at the end of the 17th century]: "Familiarizing oneself with one's childre ...
Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train ...
The true courage of civilized nations is readiness for sacrifice in the service of the state, so that the individual counts as onl ...
The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones, ...
One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity.
To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in ...
When I was a boy, I had a clock with a pendulum that could be lifted off. I found that the clock went very much faster without the ...
My criticisms are always simple; they are limited to one word:MOmit! Every syllable that can be struck out is pure profit, and eve ...
My verse forms are relatively traditional (traditions alter). In general they have moved away from strict classical patterns in th ...
Words ... are little houses, each with its cellar and garret. Common sense lives on the ground floor, always ready to engage in 'f ...
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