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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.
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.
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Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.