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Absence
Engrave this Quote No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less.
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Action(s)
Engrave this Quote It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
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Ambition
Engrave this Quote The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes.
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Engrave this Quote There are only two ways of getting on in the world: by one's own industry, or by the stupidity of others.
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Authors & Writing
Engrave this Quote Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.
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Character
Engrave this Quote It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not.
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Charity
Engrave this Quote The giving is the hardest part; what does it cost to add a smile?
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Conversation
Engrave this Quote The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you.
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Engrave this Quote The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
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Criticism
Engrave this Quote Criticism is often not a science; it is a craft, requiring more good health than wit, more hard work than talent, more habit than native genius. In the hands of a man who has read widely but lacks judgment, applied to certain subjects it can corrupt both its readers and the writer himself.
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Difficulty
Engrave this Quote As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him the foolishness they concealed, and which no one perceived before.
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Doctors
Engrave this Quote As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician will be made fun of, but he will be well paid.
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Dogs
Engrave this Quote You may drive a dog off the King's armchair, and it will climb into the preacher's pulpit; he views the world unmoved, unembarrassed, unabashed.
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Excellence
Engrave this Quote From time to time there appear on the face of the earth men of rare and consummate excellence, who dazzle us by their virtue, and whose outstanding qualities shed a stupendous light. Like those extraordinary stars of whose origins we are ignorant, and of whose fate, once they have vanished, we know even less, such men have neither forebears nor descendants: they are the whole of their race.
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Fame
Engrave this Quote There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame; life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work.
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Friends
Engrave this Quote Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
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Generosity
Engrave this Quote Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.
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Goodness
Engrave this Quote That man is good who does good to others; if he suffers on account of the good he does, he is very good; if he suffers at the hands of those to whom he has done good, then his goodness is so great that it could be enhanced only by greater sufferings; and if he should die at their hands, his virtue can go no further: it is heroic, it is perfect.
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Greatness & Great Things
Engrave this Quote False greatness is unsociable and remote: conscious of its own frailty, it hides, or at least averts its face, and reveals itself only enough to create an illusion and not be recognized as the meanness that it really is. True greatness is free, kind, familiar and popular; it lets itself be touched and handled, it loses nothing by being seen at close quarters; the better one knows it, the more one admires it.
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Grief, Grieving
Engrave this Quote Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.
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Engrave this Quote Grief that is dazed and speechless is out of fashion: the modern woman mourns her husband loudly and tells you the whole story of his death, which distresses her so much that she forgets not the slightest detail about it.
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Humility
Engrave this Quote A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.
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Humor
Engrave this Quote Jesting is often only indigence of intellect.
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Innovation
Engrave this Quote Everything has been said, and we have come too late, now that men have been living and thinking for seven thousand years and more.
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Laughter
Engrave this Quote We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
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