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If it were ever allowable to forget what is due to superiority of rank, it would be when the privileged themselves remember it.
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God Himself allows certain faults; and often we say, I have deserved to err; I have deserved to be ignorant.

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The injustice of men subserves the justice of God, and often His mercy.

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Where there is a question of economy, I prefer privation.

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All the joys of earth will not assuage our thirst for happiness; while a single grief suffices to shroud life in a sombre veil, and smite it with nothingness at all points.

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Truth only is prolific. Error, sterile in itself, produces only by means of the portion of truth which it contains. It may have offspring, but the life which it gives, like that of the hybrid races, cannot be transmitted.

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Resignation is, to some extent, spoiled for me by the fact that it is so entirely conformable to the laws of common-sense. I should like just a little more of the supernatural in the practice of my favorite virtue.

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Kindness causes us to learn, and to forget, many things.

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The symptoms of compassion and benevolence, in some people, are like those minute guns which warn you that you are in deadly peril.

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If it were ever allowable to forget what is due to superiority of rank, it would be when the privileged themselves remember it.

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Piety softens all that courage bears.

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