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War will disappear only when men shall take no part whatever in violence and shall be ready to suffer every persecution that their abstention will…
A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.
Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest.
Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal.
One thing above all gives charm to men’s thoughts, and this is unrest. A mind that is not uneasy irritates and bores me.
Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.
No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he…
The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to…
We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best.
It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.
An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.
What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation.
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
We do not know what to do with this short life, yet we want another which will be eternal.
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