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Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
 

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
 

Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
[Friendship]
 

Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
[Friendship]
 

Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
[Friendship]
 

Frivolity is inborn, conceit acquired by education.
 

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
 

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
 

Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.
 

Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
 

Hatred is inveterate anger.
[Hatred]
 

Hatreds not vowed and concealed are to be feared more than those openly declared.
 

He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing.
 

He is guilty of impertinence who considers not the circumstances of time, or engrosses the conversation, or makes himself the subject of his discourse, or pays no regard to the company he is in.
 

He is the eloquent man who can treat subjects of an humble nature with delicacy, lofty things impressively, and moderate things temperately.
[Oratory]
 

He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.
[Passion]
 

He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect.
 

He used to raise a storm in a teapot.
[Storm]
 

He who acknowledges a kindness has it still, and he who has a grateful sense of it has requited it.
[Gratitude]
 

History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.
 


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