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French playwright, 1741-1794
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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
A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure.
A woman is like your shadow - follow her, she flies; fly from her, she follows
Men and Women
All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate
All that I've learned, I've forgotten. The little I still know, I've guessed.
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.
At the sight of what goes on in the world, the most misanthropic of men must end by being amused, and Heraclitus must die laughing.
Chance is a nickname of Providence
Change in fashion is the tax which the industry of the poor levies on the vanity of the rich
Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.
Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem.
I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me.
I would say of metaphysicians what Scaliger said of the Basques: they are said to understand each other, but I do not believe it
If a woman were about to proceed to her execution, she would demand a little time to perfect her toilet
In love, everything is true, everything is false; it is the one subject on which one cannot express an absurdity
It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.
It is easier to make certain things legal than to make them legitimate
It must be admitted that there are some parts of the soul which we must entirely paralyze before we can be happy in this world
Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history
Love is the exchange of two fantasies and the contact of two skins.
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