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Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

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all he would have needed to do to verify or refute this theory was to ask a number of men and women to open their mouths so he could count their teeth.

This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.

Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.

There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.

A good style must have an air of novelty, at the same time concealing its art.

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