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Guy de Maupassant quotes (6)

Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.
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It is better to be unhappy in love than unhappy in marriage, but some people manage to be both.
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It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
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Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
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The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
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The simplest of women are wonderful liars who can extricate themselves from the most difficult dilemmas with a skill bordering on genius.
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