Commerce defies every wind, outrides every tempest and invades every zone.
The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
Ennui is the desire of activity without the fit means of gratifying the desire.
The public is wiser than the wisest critic.
The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.
Ennui is a word which the French invented, though of all nations in Europe they know the least of it.
If hours did not hang heavy what would become of scandal?
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