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Men & Women
Engrave this Quote Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more.
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-Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort
Mind, the
Engrave this Quote Conviction is the conscience of the mind.
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Money
Engrave this Quote Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones.
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Morals
Engrave this Quote The person is always happy who is in the presence of something they cannot know in full. A person as advanced far in the study of morals who has mastered the difference between pride and vanity.
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Nation, Nationality, Nationalism
Engrave this Quote If it were not for the government, we should have nothing to laugh at in France.
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Opinion
Engrave this Quote There are certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions.
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Passion
Engrave this Quote All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate.
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Philosophy
Engrave this Quote Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
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Pleasure
Engrave this Quote Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.
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Quotations
Engrave this Quote Most anthologists of quotations are like those who eat cherries or oysters; first picking the best ones and winding up by eating everything.
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-Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort, Maxims, 1825
Reading
Engrave this Quote Most books today seemed to have been written overnight from books read the day before.
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Reason
Engrave this Quote People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.
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Relationships
Engrave this Quote Sometimes apparent resemblance of character will bring two men together and for a certain time unite them. But their mistake gradually becomes evident, and they are astonished to find themselves not only far apart, but even repelled, in some sort, at all their points of contact.
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Respect
Engrave this Quote Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem.
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Secrets
Engrave this Quote Secrecy is best taught by starting with ourselves.
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Shame
Engrave this Quote Scandal is an importunate wasp, against which we must make no movement unless we are quite sure that we can kill it; otherwise it will return to the attack more furious than ever.
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Society
Engrave this Quote Society is composed of two great classes, those that have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
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Engrave this Quote Society is divided into two classes, the shearers and the shorn.
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Engrave this Quote Once we have resolved only to see those who will treat us morally and virtuously, reasonably and truthfully, without treating conventions, vanities and ceremonials as anything other than props of polite society, we will have to live more or less on our own.
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Success & Failure
Engrave this Quote Success makes success, like money makes money.
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Tact, Tactfulness
Engrave this Quote The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society.
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