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The laughter of the aphorism is sometimes triumphant, but seldom carefree.
 

The lonely become either thoughtful or empty.
 

The man in the street is always a stranger.
 

The man of sensibility is too busy talking about his feelings to have time for good deeds.
 

The novel avoids the sublime and seeks out the interesting.
 

The only peace is being out of earshot.
 

The passion for money is never fickle.
 

The passions are the same in every conflict, large or small.
 

The power of lying is much less than the power of what is not to be discussed.
 

The ravaged face in the mirror hides the enchanting youth that is the real me.
 

The real secrets are not the ones I tell.
 

The routines of tourism are even more monotonous than those of daily life.
 

The sage belongs to the same obsolete repertory as the virtuous maiden and the enlightened monarch.
 

The shades of respectability begin to close about the greying head.
[Begin]
 

The time I kill is killing me.
[Time]
 

The wisdom of age: don't stop walking.
 

There are different rules for reading, for thinking, and for talking. Writing blends all three of them.
 

Think carefully before asking for justice. Mercy might be safer.
 

Thinking about the universe has now been handed over to specialists. The rest of us merely read about it.
 

Three meals plus bedtime make four sure blessings a day.
 


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