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...whoever imagines a woman after this model, which consists in saying little things in big words, will see a pretty girl adorned with mirrors and chains... - Pensées


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No one passes in the world as skilled in verse Read more
'Quand on voit le style naturel, on est tout Read more
when we wish to demonstrate a general theorem Read more
Nature has made all her truths independent of one Read more
Certain authors, speaking of their works, say Read more
The manner in which Epictetus, Montaigne, and Read more
The same meaning changes with the words which Read more
It [eloquence] consists, then, in a Read more
You are ungraceful: "Excuse me, pray." Without Read more
Eloquence is an art of saying things in such a Read more
I might well have taken this discourse in an Read more
When a natural discourse paints a passion or an Read more
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to Read more
People are generally better persuaded by the Read more
Knowledge of physical science will not console me Read more
When we wish to correct with advantage, and to Read more
Nature has set us so well in the center, that if Read more