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"Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture."

"Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this."

"Objects in pictures should so be arranged as by their very position to tell their own story."

"Traveling is like gambling: it is always connected with winning and losing, and generally where it is least expected we receive, more or less than what we hoped for."

"If the mass of people hesitate to act, strike with swiftly and with boldness, the brave heart that understands and seizes opportunity can everything."

"There is nothing more frightful than imagination without taste."

"Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them."

"There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one's self on lies and fables."

"Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting."

"What is important in life is life, and not the result of life."

"A person hears only what they understand."

"People should talk less and draw more. Personally, I would like to renounce speech altogether and, like organic nature, communicate everything I have to say visually."

"The unnatural, that too is natural."

"The right man is the one that seizes the moment."

"Our passion are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes."

"Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers."

"Superstition is the poetry of life."

"The little man is still a man."

"The human mind will not be confined to any limits."

"In politics, as on the sickbed, people toss from side to side, thinking they will be more comfortable."

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