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What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic.

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The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions. The little soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment, countless infinitesimal of pleasure and genial feelings

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The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms -- this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the rank of devoutly religious men.

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I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.

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If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secret of getting along -- whether it be business, family relations, or life itself.

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Every step of life shows much caution is required.

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It's not who jumps the highest -- it's who wants it the most

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Be just and fear not: Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, thyGod's, and truth's.

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Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced -- even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.

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Prudence suspects that happiness is a bait set by risk.

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Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.

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Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.

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A marriage is not so doomed as when the husband is second to her family or she to his.

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We become what we do.

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Situational dishonesty may produce a temporary sense of security but will inevitably lead to retrospective regret.

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If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?

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Life is an earnest business, and no one every became good or great on a diet of broad grins.

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Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

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The haste of a fool is the slowest thing in the world.

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When life allows us a break, take the time to enjoy it.

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Self-expression is the dominant necessity of human nature.

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Life could be so nice if it weren't for reality.

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The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

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Our past experiences have conditioned us for the present and the present will temper our past for the future.

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Imagining what you want as if it already exists opens the door to letting it happen.

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Nothing preserves age as well as memory.

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Life should be a little bit nuts; otherwise it's just a bunch of Thursdays strung together.

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There is so much that can be written of the intimate companionship which solitude affords.

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