Let us strive to improve ourselves, for we cannot remain stationary; one either progresses or retrogrades.

— Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand

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Heed the still small voice that so seldom leads us wrong, and never into folly.

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God is not more incomprehensible than you;

but if he is not more just, it is hardly worth while beIieving in him.

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Do I believe in ghosts? No, but I'm afraid of them.

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Ah! I shall repeat it endlessly, the only misfortune is to be born!

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Impromptu thoughts are mental wild-flowers.

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. . . everything seems insupportable to me. This may very well be because I am insupportable myself.

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Rules of society are nothing; one's conscience is the umpire.

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I hear nothings, I speak nothings, I take interest in nothing and from nothing to nothing I travel gently down the dull way which leads to becoming nothing.

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I love nothing and that is the true cause of my ennui.

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[On the legend that after being beheaded St.

Denis walked six miles with his head in his hands:] It is only the first step that is difficult.

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Faith is a devout belief in what one does not understand.

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The first step is the hardest.

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