"We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death."
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"Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed."
"What orators lack in depth, they make up to you in length."
"I have always observed that to succeed in the world a person must seem simple, yet wise."
"Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies."
"Political liberty is to be found only in moderate governments."
"Liberty is the right to do what the law permits."
"Useless laws weaken the necessary laws."
"The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver."
"The severity of the laws prevents their execution."
"It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires."
"If triangles made a god, they would give him three sides."
"Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones."
"Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free."
"Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half."
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