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A prudent person profits from personal experience, a wise one from the experience of others.
Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
I have come back again to where I belong; not an enchanted place, but the walls are strong.
It is in virtue that happiness consists, for virtue is the state of mind which tends to make the whole of life harmonious.
There is no such thing as inner peace, there is only nervousness and death.
Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.
A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
You had better be ready to change your mind when needed.
Those who cannot give friendship will rarely receive it, and never hold it.
Ne'er look for the birds of this year in the nests of the last.
I asked a coughing friend of mine why he doesn't stop smoking. "In this town it wouldn't do any good," he explained. "I happen to be a chain breather."
Every story has three sides to it - yours, mine and the facts.
There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.
It is possible to live in San Francisco for $35,000 a year. Obviously, that doesn't include food or lodging.
You can't appreciate home until you've left it, money till it's spent, your wife till she's joined a woman's club, nor Old Glory till you see it hanging on a broomstick on the shanty of a consul in a foreign town.
The truth is, we've not really developed a fiction that can accommodate the full tumult, the zaniness and crazed quality of modern experience.
Genius is the talent for seeing things straight. It is seeing things in a straight line without any bend or break or aberration of sight, seeing them as they are, without any warping of vision. Flawless mental sight! That is genius.
The hopeful man sees success where others see failure, sunshine where others see shadows and storm.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding.
Laws die, books never.


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