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A fiance is neither this nor that: he's left one shore, but not yet reached the other.
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A good upbringing means not that you won't spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won't notice it when someone else does.
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A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer.
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Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
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All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still.
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Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
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Any idiot can face a crisis, it is this day-to-day living that wears you out.
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Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
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Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
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Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
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Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.
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How unbearable at times are people who are happy, people for whom everything works out.
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I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.
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If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.
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If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry.
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If you cry 'forward', you must without fail make plain in what direction to go.
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If you cry "Forward" you must be sure to make clear the direction in which to go. Don't you see that if you fail to do that and simply call out the word to a monk and a revolutionary, they will go in precisely opposite directions?
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It's easier to write about Socrates than about a young woman or a cook.
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Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
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Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
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Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.
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Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
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Man is what he believes.
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Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
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Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric.
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No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith.
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No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand... Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.
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One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
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Only entropy comes easy.
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People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
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People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.
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Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.
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The more refined one is, the more unhappy.
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The only difference between doctors and lawyers is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too.
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The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
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The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
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The University brings out all abilities, including incapability.
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The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well.
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The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.
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There is nothing new in art except talent.
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To advise is not to compel.
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To judge between good or bad, between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God.
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We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well.
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We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
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When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can't be cured.
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When a woman isn't beautiful, people always say, 'You have lovely eyes, you have lovely hair.'
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When an actor has money he doesn't send letters, he sends telegrams.
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When you're thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean that's faith; when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two that's science.
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You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.
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