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A friend is a gift you give yourself.
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All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
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Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
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Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.
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Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
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Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal.
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Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.
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Everyone lives by selling something, whatever be his right to it.
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Everyone lives by selling something.
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For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
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Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.
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He who sows hurry reaps indigestion.
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I am in the habit of looking not so much to the nature of a gift as to the spirit in which it is offered.
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I find it useful to remember, everyone lives by selling something.
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I never weary of great churches. It is my favourite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
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I regard you with an indifference closely bordering on aversion.
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I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
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If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him.
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If we take matrimony at it's lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police.
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If your morals make you dreary, depend upon it they are wrong. I do not say "give them up," for they may be all you have; but conceal them like a vice, lest they should spoil the lives of better and simpler people.
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It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.
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It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
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It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
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Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
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Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.
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Keep your fears to yourself; share your courage with others.
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Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords.
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Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes.
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Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.
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No man is useless while he has a friend.
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No man is useless who has a friend, and if we are loved we are indispensable.
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Nothing like a little judicious levity.
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Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own.
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Of what shall a man be proud, if he is not proud of his friends?
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Once you are married, there is nothing for you, not even suicide, but to be good.
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Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
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Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
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Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business is only to be sustained by neglect of many other things.
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Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
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Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
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Quiet minds can't be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
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Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
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So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.
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So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.
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Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.
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The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us.
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The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
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The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.
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The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
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The obscurest epoch is today.
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The price we have to pay for money is sometimes liberty.
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The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy.
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The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature.
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The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
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There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
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There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
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There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
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There is no progress whatever. Everything is just the same as it was thousands, and tens of thousands, of years ago. The outward form changes. The essence does not change.
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There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.
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To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
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To become what we are capable of becoming is the only end in life.
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To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying "Amen" to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to keep your soul alive.
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To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
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Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.
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We all know what Parliament is, and we are all ashamed of it.
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We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
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We live in an ascending scale when we live happily, one thing leading to another in an endless series.
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We must accept life for what it actually is - a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature.
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Well, well, Henry James is pretty good, though he is of the nineteenth century, and that glaringly.
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When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine.
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Wine is bottled poetry.
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You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
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You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
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You could read Kant by yourself, if you wanted; but you must share a joke with some one else.
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