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Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by dozens
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The way of the world is to make laws, but follow customs
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When all is summed up, a man never speaks of himself without loss; his accusations of himself are always believed, his praises never
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Other passions have objects to flatter them, and seem to content and satisfy them for a while; there is power in ambition, pleasure in luxury, and pelf in covetousness; but envy can gain nothing but vexation
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Might I have had my own will, I would not have married Wisdom herself, if she would have had me
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In plain truth, it is not want, but rather abundance, that creates avarice
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It is the rule of rules, and the general law of all laws, that every person should observe those of the place where he is
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His thoughts have a high aim, though their dwelling be in the vale of a humble heart
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French moralist and essayist, 1533-92

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