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The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
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#Fitness

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form
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#Age And Aging

No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity.
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#French Writer

Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know
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#Words

Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.
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#French Writer #Age And Aging

Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel.
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#French Writer #Illusion

A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.
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#Marriage #French Writer

If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain.
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#French Writer #Events

There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.
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#Truth #French Writer

We appreciate frankness from those who like us. Frankness from others is called insolence.
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#French Writer #Frankness

Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.
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#French Writer

Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.
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#Men #French Writer

To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it.
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#French Writer #Wit

In literature, as in love, we are astonished at the choice made by other people
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#Choice

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion, but rather to know it
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#Argument

The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author's life.
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#Life #French Writer

If you value a man's regard, strive with him. As to liking, you like your newspaper - and despise it.
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#Value

An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.
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#Arts And Artists

The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such.
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#Quality

Modesty and unselfishness: These are the virtues which men praise, and pass by
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#Selfishness

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
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#French Writer