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Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.
Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.
For all evils there are two remedies - time and silence.
Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have understanding. The first requires memory and the second philosophy
There are two ways of seeing: with the body and with the soul. The body's sight can sometimes forget, but the soul remembers forever.
All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall.
Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.
One's work may be finished someday, but one's education never.
Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.
Love is the most selfish of all the passions.
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself.
We must never expect discretion in first love: it is accompanied by such excessive joy that unless the joy is allowed to overflow, it will choke you.
Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
The friends we have lost do not repose under the ground...they are buried deep in our hearts. It has been thus ordained that they may always accompany us.
True love always makes a man better, no matter who the woman is that inspires it.
...know you not that you are my sun by day, and my star by night? By my faith! I was in deepest darkness till you appeared and illuminated all.
The difference between treason and patriotism is only a matter of dates.
I have always had more dread of a pen, a bottle of ink, and a sheet of paper than of a sword or pistol.
Be happy, noble heart, be blessed for all the good thou hast done and wilt do hereafter, and let my gratitude remain in obscurity like your good deeds.
Great is truth. Fire cannot burn it nor water drown it.
Often we pass beside happiness without seeing it, without looking at it, or even if we have seen and looked at it, without recognizing it.
If you wish to discover the guilty person, first find out to whom the crime might be useful.
I came to Paris with four écus in my pocket, and I’d have fought with anybody who told me I was in no condition to buy the Louvre.
Ah, lips that say one thing, while the heart thinks another.
Be kind. Aim for my heart.
Women are never so strong as after their defeat.
Do not value money for any more nor any less than its worth; it is a good servant but a bad master.
Order is the key to all problems.
As a general rule...people ask for advice only in order not to follow it; or if they do follow it, in order to have someone to blame for giving it.
I'm sure you're very nice, but you'd be even nicer if you went away.
A weakened mind always sees everything through a black veil. The soul makes its own horizons; your soul is dark, which is why you see such a cloudy sky.
The air in Provence is impregnated with the aroma of garlic, which makes it very healthful to breathe.
The merit of all things lies in their difficulty.
All for one; one for all.
God is full of mercy for everyone, as He has been towards you. He is a father before He is a judge.
To learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the others.
Here is your final lesson - do not commit the crime for which you now serve the sentence. God said, "Vengeance is mine." [...] He believes in you.
He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.
The wretched and miserable should turn to their Saviour first, yet they do not hope in Him until all other hope is exhausted.
All for one, one for all, that is our device.
In all times, and all countries especially in those countries which are divided within by religious faith, there are always fanatics who will be well contented to be regarded as martyrs.
The child is small, and he includes the man; the brain is narrow, and it harbours thought; the eye is but a point, and it covers leagues
Business? It's quite simple; it's other people's money.
We are always in a hurry to be happy...; for when we have suffered a long time, we have great difficulty in believing in good fortune.
If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.
D’Artagnan: Why is Athos sitting by himself? Aramis: He takes his drinking very seriously. Not to worry, he’ll be his usual charming self by morning.
Truly generous men are always ready to become sympathetic when their enemy’s misfortune surpasses the limits of their hatred.
Ah," said the jailer, "do not always brood over what is impossible, or you will be mad in a fortnight.
Moral wounds have this peculiarity - they may be hidden, but they never close; always painful, always ready to bleed when touched, they remain fresh and open in the heart.