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"For what an injustice it is, when we allow to each way of life its own recreations, that none should be permitted to studies!" (3)

"I am she—the only she, I may say—whose divine influence makes gods and men rejoice." (7)

"Why am not I of right named and venerated as the alpha of all gods, who single-handed bestow all things on all men?" (14)

"Folly is the one thing that makes fleeting youth linger and keeps ugly old age away." (19)

"In sum, no society, no union in life, could be either pleasant or lasting without me." (28)

"Nor is human life in general anything but a kind of fool's game." (35)

"... no create is more miserable than man; for all the others are satisfied with their natural limitations, but many alone strives to go beyond the bounds proper to his station." (46-47)

"For if I had a hundred tongues...

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