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Maxioms by Nicolas Boileau-despreaux

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At times truth may not seem probable.
[Fr., Le vrai peut quelquefois n'etre pas vraisemblable.]

At times truth may not seem probable.
[Fr., Le vrai peut quelquefois n'etre pas vraisemblable.]

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Hasten slowly, and without losing heart, put your work twenty
times upon the anvil.
[Fr., Hatez-vous lentement; et, read more

Hasten slowly, and without losing heart, put your work twenty
times upon the anvil.
[Fr., Hatez-vous lentement; et, sans perdre courage,
Vingt fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage.]

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A fop sometimes gives important advice.
[Fr., Un fat quelquefois ouvre un avis important.]

A fop sometimes gives important advice.
[Fr., Un fat quelquefois ouvre un avis important.]

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The wisest man is generally he who thinks himself the least so.

The wisest man is generally he who thinks himself the least so.

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Every age has its pleasures, its style of wit, and its own ways.

Every age has its pleasures, its style of wit, and its own ways.

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