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"The sick do not ask if the hand that smoothes their pillow is pure, nor the dying care if the lips that touch their brow have known the kiss of sin."
"Woman are meant to be loved, not to be understood."
"There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor."
"Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory."
"As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascinations. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular."
War & Peace
"A man's very highest moment is, I have no doubt at all, when he kneels in the dust, and beats his breast, and tells all the sins of his life."
"To have the reputation of possessing the most perfect social tact, talk to every woman as if you loved her, and to every man as if he bored you."
"The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future."
"Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is."
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
"The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything."
"More than half modern culture depends on what one shouldn't read."
"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written."
"The commonest thing is delightful if only one hides it."
"Men always want to be a woman's first love; women have a more subtle instinct: what they like is to be a man's last romance."
"But what is the difference between literature and journalism? Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all."
"Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose."
"Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies."
"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."
"No man should have a secret from his wife; she invariably finds out."
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