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Engrave this Quote His hands would plait the priests guts, if he had no rope, to strangle kings.
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-Denis Diderot
Actors, Acting
Engrave this Quote I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep.
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Admiration
Engrave this Quote Distance is a great promoter of admiration!
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Animals
Engrave this Quote The following general definition of an animal: a system of different organic molecules that have combined with one another, under the impulsion of a sensation similar to an obtuse and muffled sense of touch given to them by the creator of matter as a whole, until each one of them has found the most suitable position for its shape and comfort.
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Assumptions
Engrave this Quote In order to shake a hypothesis, it is sometimes not necessary to do anything more than push it as far as it will go.
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Christianity
Engrave this Quote The blood of Jesus Christ can cover a multitude of sins, it seems to me.
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Death
Engrave this Quote The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.
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Desires
Engrave this Quote It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.
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Dignity
Engrave this Quote Every man has his dignity. I'm willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion and not when someone else tells me to.
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Divorce
Engrave this Quote The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population.
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Doctors
Engrave this Quote The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find.
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Fanaticism
Engrave this Quote The most dangerous madmen are those created by religion, and people whose aim is to disrupt society always know how to make good use of them on occasion.
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Flattery
Engrave this Quote We swallow with one gulp the lie that flatters us, and drink drop by drop the truth which is bitter to us.
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Freedom
Engrave this Quote No man has received from nature the right to give orders to others. Freedom is a gift from heaven, and every individual of the same species has the right to enjoy it as soon as he is in enjoyment of his reason.
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Gambling (Gaming)
Engrave this Quote The world is the house of the strong. I shall not know until the end what I have lost or won in this place, in this vast gambling den where I have spent more than sixty years, dicebox in hand, shaking the dice.
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Genius
Engrave this Quote Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.
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Happiness
Engrave this Quote Gaiety --a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.
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Humanity
Engrave this Quote It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.
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Justice
Engrave this Quote Sentences are like sharp nails, which force truth upon our memories.
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Knowledge
Engrave this Quote There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge available to us: observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination. Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
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Law
Engrave this Quote The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law.
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Leadership
Engrave this Quote Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.
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Masses
Engrave this Quote The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action.
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Men & Women
Engrave this Quote There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.
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Money
Engrave this Quote In any country where talent and virtue produce no advancement, money will be the national god. Its inhabitants will either have to possess money or make others believe that they do. Wealth will be the highest virtue, poverty the greatest vice. Those who have money will display it in every imaginable way. If their ostentation does not exceed their fortune, all will be well. But if their ostentation does exceed their fortune they will ruin themselves. In such a country, the greatest fortunes will vanish in the twinkling of an eye. Those who don't have money will ruin themselves with vain efforts to conceal their poverty. That is one kind of affluence: the outward sign of wealth for a small number, the mask of poverty for the majority, and a source of corruption for all.
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