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"But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of."

"This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions."

"For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear."

"The way to be immortal (I mean not to die at all) is to have me for your heir. I recommend you to put me in your will and you will see that (as long as I live at least) you will never even catch cold."

"I swims in the Tagus all across at once, and I rides on an ass or a mule, and swears Portuguese, and have got a diarrhea and bites from the mosquitoes. But what of that? Comfort must not be expected by folks that go a pleasuring."

"Keep thy smooth words and juggling homilies for those who know thee not."

"Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil."

"Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge."

"It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it."

"Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim."

"The best way will be to avoid each other without appearing to do so - or if we jostle, at any rate not to bite."

"Lovers may be - and indeed generally are - enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations."

"I know that two and two make four - and should be glad to prove it too if I could - though I must say if by any sort of process I could convert 2 and 2 into five it would give me much greater pleasure."

"Ready money is Aladdin's lamp."

"Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure."

"We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive."

"Switzerland is a curst, selfish, swinish country of brutes, placed in the most romantic region of the world."

"As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others."

"I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone."

"Opinions are made to be changed -or how is truth to be got at?"

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