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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 ...
As a novelist, I cannot occupy myself with "characters," or at any rate central ones, who lack panache, in one or another sense, w ...
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 ...
It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied ab ...
The true courage of civilized nations is readiness for sacrifice in the service of the state, so that the individual counts as onl ...
For if the proper study of mankind is man, it is evidently more sensible to occupy yourself with the coherent, substantial and sig ...
Both classically- and romantically-minded spirits--inasmuch as these two species always exist--occupy themselves with a vision of ...
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, ...
What you're trying to do when you write is to crowd the reader out of his own space and occupy it with yours, in a good cause. You ...
One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity.
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