When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and courageous feelings, seek for no other rule to judge the event by; it is good and made by a good workman
Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
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Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.
Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father
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The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth.
The giving is the hardest part; what does it cost to add a smile?
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Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
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We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel...
The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are...
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
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All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the...
One must laugh before one is happy, or one may die without ever laughing at...