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Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.

Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.

Hatred is settled anger.

Only the educated are free.

No one is a friend to his friend who does not love in return.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.

We should not say that one man's hour is worth another man's hour, but rather that one man during an hour is worth just as much as another man during an hour. Time is everything, man is nothing: he is at the most time's carcass.

Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.

Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!

There is no harm in repeating a good thing.

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.

Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one.

An index is a great leveller.

We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

The evil that men do lives after them the good is oft interred with their bones.

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.

The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed 'Wisdom.' And then I know exactly what is going to follow: 'Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.'

Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.

Power is action the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.

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