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Engrave this Quote The person of intellect is lost unless they unite with energy of character. When we have the lantern of Diogenese we must also have his staff.
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-Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort
Ambition
Engrave this Quote It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.
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Authors & Writing
Engrave this Quote An author is often obscure to the reader because they proceed from the thought to expression than like the reader from the expression to the thought.
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City Life, Cities
Engrave this Quote Paris, a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four-fifths of the inhabitants die of grief. About Paris
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Education
Engrave this Quote Education must have two foundations --morality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defense for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists.
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Experience
Engrave this Quote Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
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Fame
Engrave this Quote Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us.
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Fashion
Engrave this Quote Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich.
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Fools, Foolishness
Engrave this Quote How many fools does it take to make up a public?
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Friends
Engrave this Quote I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me.
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Goodness
Engrave this Quote Real worth requires no interpreter: its everyday deeds form its emblem.
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Ideas
Engrave this Quote A man is not necessarily intelligent because he has plenty of ideas, any more than he is a good general because he has plenty of soldiers.
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Engrave this Quote There are well-dressed foolish ideas, just as there are will-dressed fools.
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Illusion
Engrave this Quote Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.
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Independence
Engrave this Quote Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.
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Intelligence
Engrave this Quote A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure.
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Justice
Engrave this Quote We leave unmolested those who set the fire to the house, and prosecute those who sound the alarm.
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Knowledge
Engrave this Quote What I learned I no longer know; the little I still know, I guessed.
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Laughter
Engrave this Quote The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.
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Engrave this Quote The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed.
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Law
Engrave this Quote Some things are easier to legalize than to legitimate.
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Life
Engrave this Quote Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.
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Loneliness
Engrave this Quote It is said of a lonely man that he does not appreciate the life of society. This is like saying he hates hiking because he dislikes walking in thick forest on a dark night.
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Love
Engrave this Quote When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws.
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Manners
Engrave this Quote No law reaches it, but all right-minded people observe it.
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