"The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society."
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"Most books today seemed to have been written overnight from books read the day before."
"Success makes success, like money makes money."
"Society is divided into two classes, the shearers and the shorn."
"Secrecy is best taught by starting with ourselves."
"Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem."
"People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess."
"There are certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions."
"Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality."
"Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures."
"All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate."
"If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France."
"Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones."
"Conviction is the conscience of the mind."
"Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more."
"Some things are easier to legalize than to legitimate."
"The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed."
"We leave unmolested those who set the fire to the house, and prosecute those who sound the alarm."
"A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure."
"Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth."
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