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Men are like plants; the goodness and flavor of the fruit proceeds from the peculiar soil and exposition in which they grow. We ar ...
"Well, well," he said to himself, "you are not in Belgium; let us begin our apprenticeship in earnest, and so long as we are in th ...
We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.
Everything has been said, and we have come too late, now that men have been living and thinking for seven thousand years and more.
We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.
Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.
It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are ...
Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.
Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect.
The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one.
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