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A mother who is really a mother is never free.
Mothers
Honore De Balzac

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A woman must be a genius to create a good husband.
Marriage
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All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
Emotions
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Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
Fortune
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Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
Government
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Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
Equality
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Finance, like time, devours its own children.
Money
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I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.
Investments
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If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
Painters and Painting
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In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
Pleasure
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Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.
Manners
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Modesty is the conscience of the body.
Modesty
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Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.
Action
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Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
Fools and Foolishness
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Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
Passion
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Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
Power
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The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
Forgiveness
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The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
Love
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To promote laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect.
Laughter
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Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.
Vocation
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We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
Exaggeration
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You may imitate, but never counterfeit.
Imitation
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