Argot is nothing more nor less than a wardrobe in which language, having some bad deed to do, disguises itself. It puts on word-masks and metaphoric rags.
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A torch-flame resembles the wisdom of cowards: it gives a poor light because it trembles.
The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.
To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live.
Never laugh at those who suffer; suffer sometimes those who laugh.
Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything, even the beautiful.
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