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So, decide to raise them like men. The men will gladly consent to it! The more women want to resemble them, the less women will govern them, and then men will truly be the masters.
A small number of men and women think for the million; through them the million speak and act.
Sophie is not beautiful, but in her company men forget beautiful women, and beautiful women are dissatisfied with themselves.
Men speak of what they know; women of what pleases them.
Women have the same desires as men, but do not have the same right to express them.
Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.
What is it that renders friendship between women so lukewarm and of so short duration? It is the interests of love and the jealousy of conquest.
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