The best Manon Lescaut quotes

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Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost

Manon Lescaut quotes

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It has never surprised me that human resolutions should be subject to change: one passion prompts them‚ another may overturn them.

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The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.

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The foolishness of the great and the wealthy is an excellent source of revenue for the humble.

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The portrait I have to paint is of…an ambiguous character, a mixture of virtues and vices, a perpetual contrast between good impulses and bad actions.

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Still‚ whatever the precise nature of what I felt‚ it’s certain that grief‚ resentment‚ jealousy and shame all came into it. If only love hadn’t been still more in evidence than all the rest!

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May your criminal enjoyments vanish as a shadow! may your ill-gotten wealth leave you without a resource; and may you yourself remain alone and deserted, to learn the vanity of these things, which now divert you from better pursuits!

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Nothing is more wonderful, or honors virtue more, than the confidence with which we turn to people whose probity we have long been acquainted with.

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How many deserters there are from the rigours of virtue, how few from the cause of love!

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