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Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.
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Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
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It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
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The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
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Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.
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Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
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I like men who have a future and women who have a past.
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I have nothing to declare except my genius.
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Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
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The world is a stage and the play is badly cast.
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With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?
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I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
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I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
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If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
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You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
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Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
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I can resist everything except temptation.
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You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.