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There is one topic peremptorily forbidden to all well-bred, to all rational mortals, namely, their distempers. If you have not slept, or if you have slept, or if you have headache, or sciatica, or leprosy, or thunderstroke, I beseech you, by all angels, to hold your peace, and not pollute the morning.
The State is our neighbors; our neighbors are the State.
All stealing is comparative. If you come to absolutes, pray who does not steal?
It is as easy for the strong man to be strong, as it is for the weak to be weak.
I pay the schoolmaster, but 'tis the schoolboys that educate my son.
What is the hardest task in the world? To think.
A man often pays dear for a small frugality.
The days come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant friendly party, but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away.
The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.
The highest virtue is always against the law.
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