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(About Man, Success)

Success is a very hideous thing. Its false resemblance to merit deceives men.

("Les Miserables")


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Diamonds are to be found only in the darkness of the earth, and truth in the darkness of the mind.
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The greatest blunders, like the thickest ropes, are often compounded of a multitude of strands. Take the rope apart, separate it into the small threads that compose it, and you can break them one by one. You think, That is all there was But twist
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Well, listen a moment, Monsieur Mayor; I have often been severe in my life towards others. It was just. I did right. Now if I were not severe towards myself, all I have justly done would become injustice. Should I spare myself more than others? No. What! if I should be prompt only to punish others and not myself, I should be a wretched indeed! - Javert to M. Madeleine
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One sometimes says: 'He killed himself because he was bored with life.' One ought rather to say: 'He killed himself because he was bored by lack of life.'
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England has two books, one which she has made and one which has made her Shakespeare and the Bible.
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