Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.

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The superfluous, a very necessary thing.

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Common sense is not so common.

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Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

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How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.

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It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.

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One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.

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It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

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