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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Writer
Nation: French
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Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.

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All are born to observe order, but few are born to establish it.

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Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself.

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Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.

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God is the place where I do not remember the rest.

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It is easy to understand God as long as you don't try to explain him.

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One who has imagination without learning has wings without feet.

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Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles.

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Space is the stature of God.

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Space is to place as eternity is to time.

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Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.

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The mind conceives with pain, but it brings forth with delight.

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There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world.

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Who ever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings.

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Words, like glass, obscure when they do not aid vision.

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You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.

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You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.

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Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation.

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The Bible remained for me a book of books, still divine - but divine in the sense that all great books are divine which teach men how to live righteously.

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A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

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Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

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When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.

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Imagination is the eye of the soul.

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The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.

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To teach is to learn twice.

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Politeness is the flower of humanity.

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It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.

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Never cut what you can untie.

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Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.

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The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.

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We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.

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Children need models rather than critics.

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Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.

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How many people make themselves abstract to appear profound. The most useful part of abstract terms are the shadows they create to hide a vacuum.

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Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.

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The direction of the mind is more important than its progress.

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Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.

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Ask the young. They know everything.

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He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.

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Innocence is always unsuspicious.

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Justice is the truth in action.

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Misery is almost always the result of thinking.

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Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader.

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The passions of the young are vices in the old.

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