Books and marriage go ill together.
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We always speak well when we manage to be understood.
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One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.
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The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
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The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
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A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one.
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Gold makes the ugly beautiful.
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Grammar, which can govern even Kings.
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Long is the road from conception to completion.
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Without knowledge, life is not more than the shadow of death.
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Oh how fine it is to know a thing or two!
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We often marry in despair, so that we repent of it all our life after.
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Love is often the fruit of marriage.
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Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion.
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The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
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It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.
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There is no praise to beat the sort you can put in your pocket.
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Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place.
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It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do for which we are accountable.
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He must have killed a lot of men to have made so much money.
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It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all.
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There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.
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People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything.
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I always write a good first line, but I have trouble in writing the others.
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Moliere

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