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Taurus : Quotes and aphorisms

taurus-quotesQuotes by famous Tauruses

A lot of people of Taurus succeeded in life, played an important role both in politics and creating public opinion by writing. Below we present some of the most important authors’ quotes and wisdom.

 

Karl Marx 

“Your favourite virtue … Simplicity

Your favourite virtue in man … Strength

Your favourite virtue in woman … Weakness

Your chief characteristic … Singleness of purpose

Your idea of happiness … To fight

Your idea of misery … Submission

The vice you excuse most … Gullibility

The vice you detest most … Servility

Your aversion … Martin Tupper

Favourite occupation … Book-worming

Favourite poet … Shakespeare, Aeschylus, Goethe

Favourite prose-writer … Diderot

Favourite hero … Spartacus, Kepler

Favourite heroine … Gretchen [Heroine of Goethe’s Faust]

Favourite flower … Daphne

Favourite colour … Red

Favourite name … Laura, Jenny

Favourite dish … Fish

Favourite maxim … Nihil humani a me alienum puto [Nothing human is alien to me]

Favourite motto … De omnibus dubitandum [Everything must be doubted].”

 

(Marx’s replies to a set of questions given to him by his daughters Jenny and Laura in 1865)

 

 

Honore de Balzac

 

“A marriage is an ability”

 

“So long as there are differences between one moment of pleasure and another a man can go on being happy with the same woman.”

 

Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.”

 

“The husband who leaves nothing to desire is a lost man

 

“It is easier to be a lover than a husband, for the same reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day, than to say bright things from time to time.”

 

A married woman is a slave you must know how to seat upon a throne.”

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