There is no law, in literature, against picking up a rusty weapon; the important thing is to be able to sharpen the blade and to reforge the hilt to fit one's hand.

Alphonse Daudet

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Poets are people who can still see the world through the eyes of children.

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Distrust the man who smiles before he speaks.

Alphonse Daudet (Tartarin on the Alps, 1885)

Hatred is the anger of the weak.

Alphonse Daudet (Letters from My Mill, 1869)

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