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If God did not exist, he would have to be invented.
Everyone places his good where he can and has as much of it as he can, in his own way.
The question of good and evil remains in irremediable chaos for those who seek to fathom it in reality. It is a mere mental sport to the disputants, who are captives that play with their chains.
The pleasure of governing must certainly be exquisite, if we may judge from the vast numbers who are eager to be concerned with it.
Great men have all been formed either before academies or independent of them.
Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him.
Hope should no more be a virtue than fear; we fear and we hope, according to what is promised or threatened us.
Nature has always had more power than education.
Pleasantry is never good on serious points, because it always regards subjects in that point of view in which it is not the purpose to consider them.
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
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Violence Quote
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.
Unhappiness Quote
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Love Quote
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Strength Quote
Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong. Sometimes it's letting go.
Happiness Quote
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
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