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I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
There is no remedy for love than to love more.
All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Distance is a great promoter of admiration!
To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster!
The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.
Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.
There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge available to us: observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination. Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
We swallow with one gulp the lie that flatters us, and drink drop by drop the truth which is bitter to us.
The most dangerous madmen are those created by religion, and people whose aim is to disrupt society always know how to make good use of them on occasion.
Every man has his dignity. I'm willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion and not when someone else tells me to.
One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter.
There is no use trying, said Alice; one can't believe impossible things. I dare say you haven't had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
How clever you are, my dear! You never mean a single word you say.

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