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ALAIN RENE LE SAGE
French novelist, romancer and dramatist
(1668 - 1747)

And one may say that his wit shines at the expense of his memory.
      - [Wit]

Evil tongues never want a whet.
      - [Talking]

I am quite my own master, agreeably lodged, perfectly easy in my circumstances. I am contented with my situation, and happy because I think myself so.
      - [Contentment]

I wish you all sorts of prosperity, a little more taste.
      - [Taste]

Mutual content is like a river, which must have its banks on either side.
      - [Contentment]

Naked glory is the true and honorable recompense of gallant actions.
      - [Fame]

Pride and conceit were the original sin of man.
      - [Sin]

The pleasure of talking is the inextinguishable passion of woman, coeval with the act of breathing.
      - [Talking]

I wish you every kind of prosperity, with a little more taste.
      - Gil Blas (bk. VII, ch. IV),
        (Henri Van Laun's translation)
        [Prosperity]

Facts are stubborn things.
      - Gil Blas (bk. X, ch. I),
        (Smollet's translation)
        [Opinion : Proverbs]

One may say that his wit shines at the expense of his memory.
  [Fr., On peut dire que son esprit brille aux depens de sa memoire.]
      - Gil Blas (III, XI),
        of Carlos Alonso de la Ventoleria [Wit]


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