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Maxioms by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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The society of women is the element of good manners.

The society of women is the element of good manners.

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Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be.

Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be.

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Presents at once? That's good. He is sure to succeed.
[Ger., Gleich schenken? das ist brav. Da wird er read more

Presents at once? That's good. He is sure to succeed.
[Ger., Gleich schenken? das ist brav. Da wird er reussieren.]

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Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished

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What they're accustomed to is no great matter,
But then, alas! they've read an awful deal.
[Ger., read more

What they're accustomed to is no great matter,
But then, alas! they've read an awful deal.
[Ger., Zwar sind sie an das Beste nicht gewohnt,
Allein sie haben schrecklich viel gelesen.]

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