Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
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We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.
Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable.
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence.
Injustice in the end produces independence.
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I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That's all I know.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
Charles de Montesquieu
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