"We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others."
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"If it requires great tact to speak to the purpose, it requires no less to know when to be silent."
"Passions are the only orators to always convinces us."
"Weak people cannot be sincere."
"Lovers never get tired of each other because they are forever talking about themselves."
"The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others."
"How can we accept another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves."
"Honest people will respect us for our merit: the public, for our luck."
"We are never so ridiculous by the qualities we have, as by those we affect to have."
"The intellect is always fooled by the heart."
"It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills."
"Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay."
"A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice."
"When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second time."
"The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in one's speech."
"Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness."
"When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere."
"Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever."
"If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength."
"The passions are the only orators which always persuade."
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