"The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians."
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"I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best."
"Plagiarists at least have the quality of preservation."
"You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes. Not a flame flickers on a single pallid crest."
"Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing."
"Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness."
"Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy."
"Great countries are those that produce great people."
"We moralize among ruins."
"Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe."
"Little things affect little minds."
"It destroys one's nerve to be amiable every day to the same human being."
"To supervise people, you must either surpass them in their accomplishments or despise them."
"Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard."
"We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end."
"The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end."
"Cosmopolitan critics, men who are the friends of every country save their own."
"A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning."
"Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning."
"No affection and a great brain, these are the people to command the world."
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