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Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
It helps, I think, to consider ourselves on a very long journey: the main thing is to keep to the faith, to endure, to help each other when we stumble or tire, to weep and press on.
Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.
The first duty of a lecturer- to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks and keep on the mantelpiece for ever.
When I look at the future, it's so bright, it burns my eyes.
You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.
Passion is never enough; neither is skill.
If you want to do something, do it!
I don't like being best man at a wedding 'cause there's no way to prove it.
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
All love that has not friendship for its base is like a mansion built upon the sand.
It is with our passions as it is with fire and water - they are good servants, but bad masters.
The wisdom of all ages and cultures emphasizes the tremendous power our thoughts have over our character and circumstances.
Nothing unites the English like war. Nothing divides them like Picasso.
Beware of trying to accomplish anything by force.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.


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