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French playwright, 1741-1794
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I would say of metaphysicians what Scaliger said of the Basques: they are said to understand each other, but I do not believe it”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The success of many books is due to the affinity between the mediocrity of the author's ideas and those of the public”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The most thoroughly wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.”
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Love, in present-day society, is just the exchange of two imaginary pictures, and the contact of one epidermis with another.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“At the sight of what goes on in the world, the most misanthropic of men must end by being amused, and Heraclitus must die laughing.”
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“An author is often obscure to the reader because they proceed from the thought to expression than like the reader from the expression to the thought.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Paris, a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four-fifths of the inhabitants die of grief. [About Paris]”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Most of those who make collections of verse or epigram are like men eating cherries or oysters: they choose out the best at first, and end by eating all.”
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