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Blaise Pascal
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Voltaire
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Voltaire (Fran
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Simone Weil
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To be happy we must not be too concerned with others. Albert Camus

Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth. Albert Camus

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. Albert Camus

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. Rene Descartes

History is a set of lies agreed upon. Napoleon Bonaparte

To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire

There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo
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Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact. Honore de Balzac

Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools. Napoleon Bonaparte

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. Honore de Balzac
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Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend. Napoleon Bonaparte

I leave before being left. I decide. Brigitte Bardot
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There are two levers for moving men -- interest and fear. Napoleon Bonaparte

People who make no noise are dangerous. Jean De La Fontaine

Imagination is intelligence with an erection. Victor Hugo

Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one's self. When one prays, he goes to a source of strength greater than his own. Madame de Stael

In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself. Frantz Fanon

It is said that the present is pregnant with the future. Voltaire

Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable. Jean De La Fontaine

The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know. Napoleon Bonaparte

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. Napoleon Bonaparte

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. Auguste Rodin
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To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say. Rene Descartes

To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature. Auguste Rodin

An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood. Napoleon Bonaparte

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother. Voltaire (Fran

I believe that when you work on yourself, you are attracted by different, more positive beings. Isabelle Adjani

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay. Simone de Beauvoir

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. Marcel Pagnol

He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise. Voltaire (Fran



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