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True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things.
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#Love #Death

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.
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#French Writer #Hypocrisy

Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained
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#Life

Logic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge
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#Art

A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.
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#Happiness #French Writer

I call 'crystallization' that action of the mind that discovers fresh perfections in its beloved at every turn of events.
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#Action

Power, after love, is the first source of happiness
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#Happiness

Love has always been the most important business in my life, I should say the only one
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#Business

I think no woman I have had ever gave me so sweet a moment, or at so light a price, as the moment I owe to a newly heard musical phrase.
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#Music #Woman

The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent
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#Ability

A novel is a mirror which passes over a highway. Sometimes it reflects to your eyes the blue of the skies, at others the churned-up mud of the road.
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#Eyes

The more a race is governed by its passions, the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument, the more intense will be its love of music.
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#French Writer #Habit

It is the nobility of their style which will make our writers of 1840 unreadable forty years from now.
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#French Writer

A forty year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth.
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#Men

In the choice of a lover a woman places more importance on how other women view him than on how she herself sees him.
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#Choice

Who knows whether it is not true that phosphorus and mind are not the same thing?
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#Mind