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Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
A long dispute means that both parties are wrong.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
The man who leaves money to charity in his will is only giving away what no longer belongs to him.
Give me a few minutes to talk away my face and I can seduce the Queen of France.
An infallible method of making fanatics is to persuade before you instruct.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
If there were no God, it would have been necessary to invent him.
I was never ruined but twice: once when I lost a lawsuit, and once when I won one.
The superfluous is the most necessary.
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Violence never settles anything right: apart from injuring your own soul, it injures the best cause. It lingers on long after the object of hate has disappeared from the scene to plague the lives of those who have employed it against their foes.
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Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.
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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
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Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we are born.
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Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers.
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