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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Madame de Sévigné
 
  If we could have a little patience, we should escape much mortification. Time takes away as much as it gives.  1
  Racine passera comme le café—Racine will go out of fashion like coffee.  2
  The ideal beauty is a fugitive which is never located.  3
  Why do we discover faults so much more readily than perfections?  4
 
 
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