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Hope costs nothing.
It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient, too.
Some people change their ways when they see the light, others when they feel the heat.
He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.
Expansion means complexity and complexity decay.
All things change, nothing is extinguished.
There are no perfect people - except, of course, my wife's first husband.
A person's reputation is a mixture of what his friends, enemies, and relatives say behind his back.
Personality, too, is destiny.
I think a stalwart peasant in a sheepskin coat, born on the soil, whose forefathers have been farmers for ten generations, with a stout wife and a half-dozen chickens, is good quality.
If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.
As there is no worldly gain without some loss, so there is no worldly loss without some gain.... Set the allowance against the loss, and thou shalt find no loss great.
Needless fear and panic over disease or misfortune that seldom materialize are simply bad habits. By proper ventilation and illumination of the mind it is possible to cultivate tolerance, poise and real courage.
Society is composed of two great classes: those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
We carry with us the wonders we seek without us.
It is for the superfluous things of life that men sweat.
If we are strong, our strength will speak for itself. If we are weak, words will be no help.
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.
A man only understands what is akin to something already existing in himself.


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