"Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life."
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"Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal."
"There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us."
"An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent."
"Scandal is what one half of the world takes pleasure inventing, and the other half in believing."
"In the case of scandal, as in that of robbery, the receiver is always thought as bad as the thief."
"I have Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous."
"Scandal begins when the police put a stop to it."
"History is made in the class struggle and not in bed."
"It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all."
"Scandal dies sooner of itself, than we could kill it."
"There are no good girls gone wrong, just bad girls found out."
"Scandal: gossip made tedious by morality."
"Gossip is charming! History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality."
"To my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity."
"Forbidden things have a secret charm."
"Erudition. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull."
"A mere scholar, a mere ass."
"When nature exceeds culture, we have the rustic. When culture exceeds nature then we the pedant."
"I cannot forgive a scholar his homeless despondency."
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