"Sins become more subtle as you grow older: you commit sins of despair rather than lust."
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"Sin is geographical."
"Commit a sin twice and it will not seem a crime."
"It makes a great deal of difference whether one wills not to sin or has not the knowledge to sin."
"A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinners."
"There's nothing wrong with having nothing to say -- unless you insist on saying it."
"You are a slave to what you do say, a master of what you don't say."
"The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint."
"He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing."
"Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent."
"I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue."
"Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better way to entertain someone than to listen to him?"
"Silence is the sanctuary of the prudent, it conceals not only secrets but also imperfections."
"Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art."
"What is conceived well is expressed clearly."
"Partial culture runs to the ornate, extreme culture to simplicity."
"To simplify complications is the first essential of success."
"The most complex things are the simplest."
"Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge."
"When thought is too weak to be simply expressed, it's clear proof that it should be rejected."
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