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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.

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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.

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The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.

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All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.

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All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.

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Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.

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It is boorish to live ungraciously: the giving is the hardest part what does it cost to add a smile?

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The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.

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It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.

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Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker.

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The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a pest.

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Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.

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Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.

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A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less.

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We should keep silent about those in power; to speak well of them almost implies flattery; to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous, and when they are dead is cowardly.

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There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.

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