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Seeing my malevolent face in the mirror, my benevolent soul shrinks back.
 

Self-hatred and self-love are equally self-centered.
 

Self-reform is the only kind that works.
 

Sincerity: willingness to spend one's own money.
 

Sloth, not ill-will, makes me unjust.
[Sloth]
 

Some loves are like a vice that has ceased to give pleasure.
 

Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera.
 

Stated clearly enough, an idea may cancel itself out.
 

Talk about yourself as much as you like, but do not expect others to listen.
 

Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future.
 

The aim of literary ambition is to demonstrate one's greatness of soul.
 

The beginning of self-knowledge: recognizing that your motives are the same as other people's.
 

The beloved is the ultimate fetish.
 

The body has a mind of its own.
 

The discontented believe that their regrets are about the past.
 

The doctrine of the immortality of the soul has more threat than comfort.
 

The educated do not share a common body of information, but a common state of mind.
 

The gods are watching, but idly, yawning.
 

The higher the moral tone, the more suspect the speaker.
 

The horse stares at its captor, barely remembering the free kicks of youth.
 


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