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" A great artist is a great man in a great child. "
" What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love! "
" Idleness is the heaviest of all oppressions. "
" Despotism is a long crime. "
" We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution. "
" It is by suffering that human beings become angels. "
" Habit is the nursery of errors. "
" No one ever keeps a secret so well as a child. "
" The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced. "
" Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old. "
" There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees. "
" Men like me are impossible until the day when they become necessary. "
" One of the hardest tasks is to extract continually from one's soul an almost inexhaustible ill will. "
" Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left. "
" To be perfectly happy it does not suffice to possess happiness, it is necessary to have deserved it. "
" There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson. "
" Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil! "
" Try as you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic of the human heart, love. "
" I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss! "
" Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book. "
" Without vanity, without coquetry, without curiosity, in a word, without the fall, woman would not be woman. Much of her grace is in her frailty. "
" The omnipotence of evil has never resulted in anything but fruitless efforts. Our thoughts always escape from whoever tries to smother them. "
" Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time. "
" Initiative is doing the right thing without being told. "
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" Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter. "
" I would have liked to be - indeed, I should have been - a second Rembrandt. "
" Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal. "
" One believes others will do what he will do to himself. "
" The beautiful has but one type, the ugly has a thousand. "
" Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime. "
" Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter. "