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Life is a handful of short stories, pretending to be a novel.
Failure is a disappointment but not defeat.
My brother-in-law had to give up his last job because of illness. His boss became sick of him.
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
Few begin with anything like a clear view of what they want to do, and the fortune they seek may come in a very different form from that which they have kept in view.
A caress is better than a career.
Who fathoms the Eternal Thought? Who talks of scheme and plan? The Lord is God! He needeth not The poor device of man.
There is no scientific answer for success. You can't define it. You've simply got to live it and do it.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
I'm a great believer in luck. I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
Strong men greet war, tempest, hard times. They wish, as Pindar said, to tread the floors of hell, with necessities as hard as iron.
He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper; but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances.
'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
I am not the smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeeded because I keep going, and going, and going.
I believe that a worthwhile life is defined by a kind of spiritual journey and a sense of obligation.
I must be cruel, only to be kind.
O gentle Romeo, If thou dost love, pronounce it faithfully. Or if thou think'st I am too quickly won, I'll frown and be perverse and say thee nay, So thou wilt woo: but else, not for the world.
Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding he sings.
Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
It is nonsense to speak of 'higher' and 'lower' pleasures. To a hungry man it is, rightly, more important that he eat than that he philosophize.


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