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Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.
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The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.
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It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
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Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
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To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.
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The Owl of Minerva begins her flight only at the coming of twilight.
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.

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Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.
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Harmony between two individuals is never granted - it has to be conquered indefinitely.
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Harmony between two individuals is never granted - it has to be conquered indefinitely.

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What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.
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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.
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Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.
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When you are happy, there is still much to be done: to comfort others.
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There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.
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We have need of morality only for want of love.
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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
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The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.
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The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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Become who you are!
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You cannot hold the day back, but you can avoid wasting it.
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When someone opposes me, he arouses my attention, not my anger. I go to greet a man who contradicts me, who instructs me.
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It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."

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The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.
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The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.

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People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.
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People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.

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It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.
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Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.
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The effort we make to be happy is never lost.
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Silence is often the truest wisdom.
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