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French romantic Poet, Novelist and Dramatist, 1802-1885
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Before undergoing a serious surgical operation, put your affairs in order - you may survive
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Caution is the eldest child of wisdom
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Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
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Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
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Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
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Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.
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Despots play their part in the works of thinkers. Fettered words are terrible words. The writer doubles and trebles the power of his writing when a ruler imposes silence on the people. Something emerges from that enforced silence, a mysterious fullness which filters through and becomes steely in the thought. Repression in history leads to conciseness in the historian, and the rocklike hardness of much celebrated prose is due to the tempering of the tyrant.
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Do not ask the name of the person who seeks a bed for the night. He who is reluctant to give his name is the one who most needs shelter.
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Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
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England has two books, one which she has made and one which has made her: Shakespeare and the Bible.
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Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left.
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Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
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For prying into any human affairs, non are equal to those whom it does not concern.
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For words are the Word, and the Word is God.
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forced to withdraw support from the president in order to ensure public safety.
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forty is
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Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.
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From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought.
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Genius is a promontory jutting out into the future
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God created the flirt as soon as he made the fool.
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