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There are a great many simpletons who know themselves to be so, and who make a very cunning use of their own simplicity.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving them.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
There are good marriages, but no delightful ones.
There are heroes of wickedness, as there are of goodness.
There are people who would never have been in love, had they never heard love spoken of.
There are several sorts of curiosity: a curiosity of self-interest, for example, which makes us desire to learn things that may be
There are some faults which, when dexterously managed, make a brighter show than virtue itself.
There are some people upon whom their very faults and failings sit gracefully; and there are others whose very excellencies and ac
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to conquer difficulties so much as application and re
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