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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.
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Pessimism comes from the temperament, optimism from the will.
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I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.
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Love, love, all the rest is nothing.
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The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
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Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.
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Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.

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To live means to love, but above all, to love life.
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Hope stole into my heart against my will.
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Hope stole into my heart against my will.

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I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
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I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.

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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

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It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
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In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
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In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.

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Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
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Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

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Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
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The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
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There is more to life than increasing its speed.
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Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
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Seize the day.
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Seize the day.

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Consciousness of our powers augments them.
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But where the danger is,
also grows the saving power.

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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
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We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.
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We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.

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If you don't know where you are going any road can take you there.
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If you don't know where you are going any road can take you there.

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Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.
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Happiness is not easily won; it is hard to find it in ourselves and impossible to find it elsewhere.
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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;
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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;

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It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
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All of us harbour in ourselves hidden gardens and plantations;
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