"The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church."
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"When a girl ceases to blush, she has lost the most powerful charm of her beauty."
"How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag out his dark convictions!"
"Dreading that climax of all human ills the inflammation of his weekly bills."
"I did send to you for certain sums of gold, which you denied me."
"Biography is one of the new terrors of death."
"When my journal appears, many statues must come down."
"Biography should be written by an acute enemy."
"Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography."
"Show me a character whose life arouses my curiosity, and my flesh begins crawling with suspense."
"A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one."
"History is the essence of innumerable biographies."
"Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory."
"Great geniuses have the shortest biographies."
"There is properly no history; only biography."
"Biography is history seen through the prism of a person."
"Biography is: a system in which the contradictions of a human life are unified."
"The surrounding that householders crave are glorified autobiographies."
"An autobiography is a preemptive strike against biographers."
"A biography is like a handshake down the years, that can become an arm-wrestle."
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