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Quote Left It is said of a lonely man that he does not appreciate the life of society. This is like saying he hates hiking because he dislikes walking in thick forest on a dark night. Quote Right
Quote Left Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us. Quote Right
Quote Left The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed Quote Right
Quote Left Most of those who make collections of verse or epigram are like men eating cherries or oysters they choose out the best at first, and end by eating all. Quote Right
Quote Left Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality. Quote Right
Quote Left How many fools does it take to make up a public? Quote Right
Quote Left We leave unmolested those who set the fire to the house, and prosecute those who sound the alarm. Quote Right
Quote Left The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed. Quote Right
Quote Left Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death. Quote Right
Quote Left The person of intellect is lost unless they unite with energy of character. When we have the lantern of Diogenese we must also have his staff. Quote Right
Quote Left A man is not necessarily intelligent because he has plenty of ideas, any more than he is a good general because he has plenty of soldiers. Quote Right
Quote Left Education must have two foundations --morality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defense for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists. Quote Right
Quote Left Once we have resolved only to see those who will treat us morally and virtuously, reasonably and truthfully, without treating conventions, vanities and ceremonials as anything other than props of polite society, we will have to live more or less on our own. Quote Right
Quote Left The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless. Quote Right
Quote Left Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent. Quote Right
Quote Left An author is often obscure to the reader because they proceed from the thought to expression than like the reader from the expression to the thought. Quote Right
Quote Left Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich. Quote Right
Quote Left Scandal is an importunate wasp, against which we must make no movement unless we are quite sure that we can kill it; otherwise it will return to the attack more furious than ever. Quote Right
Quote Left Most of today's books have an air of having been written in one day from books read the night before. Quote Right
Quote Left If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France. Quote Right
Quote Left Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life. Quote Right
Quote Left There are well-dressed foolish ideas, just as there are will-dressed fools. Quote Right
Quote Left No law reaches it, but all right-minded people observe it. Quote Right
Quote Left Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures. Quote Right
Quote Left An economist is a surgeon with an excellent scalpel and a rough-edged lancet, who operates beautifully on the dead and tortures the living. Quote Right
Quote Left There are certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions. Quote Right
Quote Left Conviction is the conscience of the mind. Quote Right
Quote Left The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed. Quote Right
Quote Left The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society. Quote Right
Quote Left People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess. Quote Right