One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.

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A perfect tragedy is the noblest production of human nature.

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To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of man.

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When love once pleads admission to our hearts, / In spite of all the virtue we can boast,/ The woman that deliberates is lost.

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The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.

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When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.

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There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.

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What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.

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As vivacity is the gift of women, gravity is that of men.

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Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.

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