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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Poet
Nation: French
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I bend and do not break.

Tags: Bend, Break

It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

Tags: Deceive, Pleasure, Twice

Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.

Tags: Ignorance, Learning, Talk

One often has need of one, inferior to himself.

Tags: Himself, Inferior, Often

A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.

Tags: Optimist, Pessimist, Worse

But the shortest works are always the best.

Tags: Best, Shortest, Works

Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.

Tags: Expense, Him, Lives

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.

Tags: Dad, Father, Impossible

Luck's always to blame.

Tags: Blame, Luck

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.

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Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.

Tags: Greatness, Happy, Wealth

Never sell the bear's skin before one has killed the beast.

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One returns to the place one came from.

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People must help one another; it is nature's law.

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Rather suffer than die is man's motto.

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The argument of the strongest is always the best.

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The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them.

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The strongest passion is fear.

Tags: Fear, Passion, Strongest

There is nothing useless to men of sense.

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We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.

Tags: Fear, Happy, Laugh

We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that fortune sells what she is thought to give.

Tags: Give, She, Thought

Patience and time do more than strength or passion.

Tags: Patience, Strength, Time

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

Tags: Friendship, Love, True

Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.

Tags: Evening, Friendship, Life

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.

Tags: Appearance, Judging, Men

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

Tags: Destiny, Future, Often
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Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.

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Sadness flies away on the wings of time.

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Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.

Tags: Dangerous, Enemy, Friend

Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.

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Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.

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Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.

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People who make no noise are dangerous.

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Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.

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Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred.

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We like to see others, but don't like others to see through us.

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It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

Tags: Deceive, Double, Pleasure

Better a living beggar than a buried emperor.

Tags: Beggar, Emperor, Living

By the work one knows the workman.

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Help thyself and Heaven will help thee.

Tags: Heaven, Help, Thyself

In short, Luck's always to blame.

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Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.

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Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.

Tags: Everyone, Fear, Whatever

There is no road of flowers leading to glory.

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A hungry stomach cannot hear.

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Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them.

Tags: Advised, Expense, Listen