A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.

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Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones as the wind extinguishes candles and

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

However rare true love may be it is less so than true friendship.

However rare true love may be it is less so than true friendship.

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists or simulate it where it does not.

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.

True love is like ghosts which everyone talks about and few have seen.

True love is like ghosts which everyone talks about and few have seen.

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