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Anne Sophie Swetchine
1782 - 1857
Nationality: Russian
Category: Author
Subcategory: Russian Author

One must be a somebody before they can have a enemy. One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force.


We expect everything and are prepared for nothing.


There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time.


Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones.


In order to have an enemy, one must be somebody. One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force. A malicious enemy is better than a clumsy friend.


The best advice on the art of being happy is about as easy to follow as advice to be well when one is sick.


Youth should be a savings bank.


Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.


The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two.

    Topics: Friendship

In this world of change, nothing which comes stays, and nothing which goes is lost.


Strength alone knows conflict, weakness is born vanquished.


There are words which are worth as much as the best actions, for they contain the germ of them all.


We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly.


The chains which cramp us most are those which weigh on us least.


The mind wears the colors of the soul, as a valet those of his master.


Repentance is accepted remorse.


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