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Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.

Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.

So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date.

The incurable ills are the imaginary ills

The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered.

They understand but little who understand only what can be explained.

Those who understand only what can be explained understand very little.

To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.

To have and not to give is often worse than to steal.
[Helping Other People]

We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.

We can be wise from goodness and good from wisdom.

We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.

We must prepare and study truth under every aspect, endeavoring to ignore nothing, if we do not wish to fall into the abyss of the unknown when the hour shall strike.

What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.

Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right.

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