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Who serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable.
He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.
Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say…
Society therefore is an ancient as the world.
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
History should be written as philosophy.
Fear follows crime and is its punishment.
We cannot wish for that we know not.
Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him.
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.
Nature has always had more force than education.
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.
It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow.
The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason.
Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool.
The public is a ferocious beast; one must either chain it or flee from it.
What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.
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