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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Writer
Nation: French
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Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.

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The conscience of the dying belies their life.

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The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.

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The idle always have a mind to do something.

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The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.

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The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good.

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Those who can bear all can dare all.

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To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.

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To execute great things, one should live as though one would never die.

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To possess taste, one must have some soul.

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Vice stirs up war, virtue fights.

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We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather.

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Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.

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You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character.

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Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.

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The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.

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Patience is the art of hoping.

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All grand thoughts come from the heart.

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Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something.

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The art of pleasing is the art of deception.

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Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.

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One promises much, to avoid giving little.

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Great thoughts come from the heart.

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The fool is like those people who think themselves rich with little.

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The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures.

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The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.

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The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.

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You are not born for fame if you don't know the value of time.

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Emotions have taught mankind to reason.

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If people did not compliment one another there would be little society.

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One can not be just if one is not humane.

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Prosperity makes few friends.

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The maxims of men reveal their characters.

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There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.

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When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it should be rejected.

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Clearness ornaments profound thoughts.

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Everyone is born sincere and die deceivers.

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Indolence is the sleep of the mind.

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It is difficult to esteem a man as highly as he would wish.

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Obscurity is the realm of error.

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