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    Conviction is the conscience of the mind.

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  2. 9

    I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me.

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  3. 8

    A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure.

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  4. 7

    All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate.

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  5. 6

    Scandal is an importunate wasp, against which we must make no movement unless we are quite sure that we can kill it; otherwise it will return to the attack more furious than ever.

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  6. 5

    Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem.

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  7. 4

    People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.

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  8. 3

    Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.

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  9. 2

    Society is divided into two classes, the shearers and the shorn.

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  10. 1

    Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.

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  11. Last Update: 1 March 2021

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