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"Like other parties of the kind, it was first silent, then talky, then argumentative, then disputatious, then unintelligible, then altogether, then inarticulate, and then drunk. When we had reached the last step of this glorious ladder, it was difficult to get down again without stumbling."

"What a strange thing is the propagation of life! A bubble of seed which may be spilt in a whore's lap, or in the orgasm of a voluptuous dream, might (for aught we know) have formed a Caesar or a Bonaparte - there is nothing remarkable recorded of their sires, that I know of."

"I should be very willing to redress men wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail."

"This sort of adoration of the real is but a heightening of the beau ideal."

"My attachment has neither the blindness of the beginning, nor the microscopic accuracy of the close of such liaisons."

"I am always most religious upon a sunshiny day..."

"The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity."

"The king-times are fast finishing. There will be blood shed like water, and tears like mist; but the peoples will conquer in the end. I shall not live to see it, but I foresee it."

"Fools are my theme, let satire be my song."

"Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life."

"The busy have no time for tears."

"The Cardinal is at his wit's end - it is true that he had not far to go."

"For in itself a thought, a slumbering thought, is capable of years, and curdles a long life into one hour."

"Oh Time! the beautifier of the dead, adorer of the ruin, comforter and only healer when the heart hath bled... Time, the avenger!"

"Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction."

"If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver."

"Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life - and if Virtue is not its own reward I don't know any other stipend annexed to it."

"The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend."

"Friendship is Love without his wings!"

"In short, he was a perfect cavaliero, and to his very valet seemed a hero."

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