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A long dispute means that both parties are wrong
Argument
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A witty saying proves nothing.
Speech
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All kinds are good except the kind that bores you.
Bores and Boredom
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All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes the difference.
Equality
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All the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
Books - Reading
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Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
Passion
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Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
Song and Singing
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As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
Evil
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By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
Appreciation
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Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.
Fate
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Common sense is not so common.
Common Sense
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Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
Ancestry
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Doubt is not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one.
Certainty
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Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself.
Reform
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Exaggeration is the inseparable companion of greatness.
Exaggeration
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Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is.
Metaphysics
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God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions.
God
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God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.
God
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Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.
Government
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He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.
Wisdom
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He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
Questions
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He who dies before many witnesses always does so with courage.
Courage
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He who doesn't have the spirit of his time, has all its misery.
Spirit and Spirituality
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History is just the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes.
History and Historians
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History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play upon the dead.
History and Historians
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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun