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Love makes time pass away and time makes love pass away.

To believe a thing is impossible is to make it so.
There are no miracles for those that have no faith in them.
Hope is the dream of a soul awake.
Partir, c'est mourir un peu. (To leave is to die a little.)
In love, there is always one who kisses and one who offers the cheek.
One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.
Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume.
It's good to be clever, but not to show it.
Gratitude is the heart's memory.
Divorce is the sacrament of adultery.
He who is near the Church is often far from God.
The man who has nothing to do is always the busiest.
Life is an onion and one cries while peeling it.
When we don't have what we like, we must like what we have.
He that waits for a dead man's shoes may long go barefoot.
People always make the wolf more formidable than he is.
He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.
By continually scolding someone, they in time become accustomed to it and despise your reproof.
It is a wise man who lives with money in the bank, it is a fool who dies that way.
Marriage is the sunset of love.
Liberty has no crueler enemy than license.
A good lawyer is a bad neighbor.
One may go a long way after one is tired.
Don't dance on a volcano.
We know the true worth of a thing when we have lost it.
Why kill time when one can employ it.
Life is half spent before one knows what it is.
Everything passes, everything perishes, everything palls.
There are more fools among buyers than among sellers.
Desperate maladies require desperate remedies.
Speak little and well if you wish to be esteemed a person of merit.
Penny wise is often pound foolish.
There is something in the misfortune of our best friends which does not displease us.
People will ignore their misfortunes and their interests when they are in competition with their pleasures.
The French work to live, but the Swiss live to work.
There is nothing new, but what has become antiquated.
More flies are caught with honey than with vinegar.
Never speak of a rope in the family of one who has been hanged.
The while we keep a man waiting, he reflects on our shortcomings.
One is rated by others as he rates himself.
A sin confessed is half forgiven.
Skeptics are never deceived.
A closed mouth catches no flies.
He who comes from afar may lie without fear of contradiction as he is sure to be listened to with the utmost attention.
Everyone according to their talent and every talent according to its work.
People count the faults of those who keep them waiting.
Great talker, great liar.
When a blind man bears the standard, pity those who follow.
Laughing is not always the proof of a mind at ease.
Fear is a great inventor.
Nothing resembles an honest man more than a cheat.
Without grace beauty is an unabated hook.
In the councils of a state, the question is not so much, what ought to be done? As, what can be done?
No wind is of service to him that is bound for nowhere.
Glutton: one who digs his grave with his teeth.
He that parts with his property before his death prepares himself for much suffering.
There are two great pleasures in gambling: that of winning and that of losing.
Gambling is the son of avarice and the father of despair.
Against change of fortune set a brave heart.
A good meal ought to begin with hunger.
Appetite comes with eating; the more one has, the more one would have.
A father is a banker provided by nature.
Fashion is a tyrant from which there is no deliverance; all must conform to its whimsical.
Few people rise to our esteem upon closer scrutiny.
I know by my own pot how the others boil.
Nothing is more elegant than ready money!
A surgeon should be young a physician old.
Who loves well, chastises well.
Those who shine in the second rank, are eclipsed by the first.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
What makes us discontented with our condition is the absurdly exaggerated idea we have of the happiness of others.
A good swordsman is not given to quarrel.
None are more haughty than a common place person raised to power.
It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.
Work relieves us from three great evils, boredom, vice, and want.
Youth lives on hope, old age on memories.
If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength.