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So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date.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

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.
[Spirituality]
 

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.
[Opinion]
 

We can be wise from goodness and good from wisdom.
[Happiness]
 

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

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.
[Problems]
 

What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.
 

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


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