"Mockery is often the result of a poverty of wit."
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"Lofty posts make great men greater still, and small men much smaller."
"A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them."
"A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner."
"The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one."
"A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself."
"Out of difficulties grow miracles."
"The spendthrift robs his heirs the miser robs himself."
"Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank."
"Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within."
"One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely wretched."
"At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone."
"We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together."
"All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone."
"They that have lived a single day have lived an age."
"The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very hard and very polished."
"We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all."
"Jesting is often only indigence of intellect."
"A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less."
"Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates."
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