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There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.
In truth, to attain to interior peace, one must be willing to pass through the contrary to peace.
Hope is the parent of faith.
The glittering generalities of the speaker have left an impression more delightful than permanent.
The mind of man works with strangeness upon the body of time. An hour, once it lodges in the queer element of the human spirit, may be stretched to fifty or a hundred times its clock length; on the other hand, an hour may be accurately represented by the timepiece of the mind by one second.
No, I don't understand my husband's theory of relativity, but I know my husband, and I know he can be trusted.
The Ethiop gods have Ethiop lips, Bronze cheeks, and woolly hair; The Grecian gods are like the Greeks, As keen-eyed, cold and fair.
Even if we can't be happy, we must always be cheerful.
Beauty and truth may be attributes of good writing, but if the writer deliberately aims at truth, he is likely to find that what he has hit is the didactic.
I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility.
Honor women! they entwine and weave heavenly roses in our earthly life.
That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
But the fruit that can fall without shaking indeed is too mellow for me.
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.
Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
The rich know not who is his friend.
For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography.


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