1. 10

    Divorce. A resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries.

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  2. 9

    Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.

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    Habit is a shackle for the free.

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    Beauty. The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.

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    Politeness -- The most acceptable hypocrisy.

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  6. 5

    Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.

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    Egotist. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me.

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  8. 3

    Saint. A dead sinner revised and edited.

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    All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.

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    Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

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