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A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
All sins cast long shadows.
Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
Every time history repeats itself, the price goes up.
The first duty of an historian is to be on his guard against his own sympathies.
The weak have one weapon: the errors of those who think they are strong.
Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood.
Too much talk will include errors.
What is the use of running when you are on the wrong road?
Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
Any man whose errors take ten years to correct, is quite a man.
There is nothing wrong with making mistakes. Just don't respond with encores.
I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.
Men are men, they needs must err.
A clever man commits no minor blunders.
There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men. Imagine a congress of eminent celebrities such as More, Bacon, Grotius, Pascal, Cromwell, Bossuet, Montesquieu, Jefferson, Napoleon, Pitt, etc. The result would be an Encyclopedia of Errors.
Most men would rather be charged with malice than with making a blunder.
It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes. It takes more gut and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player.
It's over, and can't be helped, and that's one consolation, as they always say in Turkey, when they cut the wrong man's head off.
A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.

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