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It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.

It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.

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There is no man so good, who, were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the laws, would read more

There is no man so good, who, were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the laws, would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.

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I quote others only in order the better to express myself. •Michel De Montaigne Certain brief sentences read more

I quote others only in order the better to express myself. •Michel De Montaigne Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said. •Jean Rostand I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.

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Courtesy is a science of the highest importance. It is ... opening a door that we may derive instruction from read more

Courtesy is a science of the highest importance. It is ... opening a door that we may derive instruction from the example of others, and at the same time enabling us to benefit them by our example, if there be anything in our character worthy of imitation.

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Even on the highest throne in the world, we are still sitting on our ass.

Even on the highest throne in the world, we are still sitting on our ass.

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