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I always feel uncomfortable under such complements as these: "I have given you a great deal of trouble," "I am afraid I am boring you," "I fear this is too long." We either carry our audience with us, or irritate them. - Pensées


You are ungraceful: "Excuse me, pray." Without Read more
The same meaning changes with the words which Read more
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to Read more
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Nature has set us so well in the center, that if Read more
Since we cannot be universal and know all that is Read more
Let man then contemplate the whole of nature in Read more
No one passes in the world as skilled in verse Read more
For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in Read more
whoever imagines a woman after this model Read more
as nature has graven her image and that of her Read more
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Excessive qualities are prejudicial to us and not Read more
it is impossible that our rational part should Read more
'Quand on voit le style naturel, on est tout Read more
So if we are simply material, we can know nothing Read more
Symmetry is what we see at a glance; based on the Read more
Man is to himself the most wonderful object in Read more
Nature has made all her truths independent of one Read more