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The love we give away is the only love we keep.
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This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for
chewing gum.
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War is the sure result of the existence of armed men. That country which maintains a large
standing army will sooner or later have a war. The man who prides himself on fisticuffs is
going, some day, to meet a man who considers himself the better man, and they will test the
issue.
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The line between failure and success is so fine that we are often on the line and do not know
it.
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I do not read a book; I hold a conversation with the author.
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How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more
patience would have achieved success?
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No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
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Character is the result of two things: Mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
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Experience is the name every one gives his mistakes.
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I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able
to appreciate.
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A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman as bad as she dares.
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Enjoy what you have, work for what you lack.
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It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you
cannot get.
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Nothing unmasks a man like his use of power.
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The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.
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To make mistakes is human, but to profit from them is divine.
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Everybody is interesting when he writes about himself, because he is discussing a subject in
which he is vitally interested - whether he understands the theme is another thing.
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If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.
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Blessed is that man who has found his work.
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If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.
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Folks who never do any more than they are paid for, never get paid for any more than they
do.
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Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
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It does not make much difference what a person studies - all knowledge is related, and the
man who studies anything, if he keeps at it, will be learned.
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Life is just one damned thing after another.
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He who influences the thought of his times influences all the times that follow. He has made
his impress on eternity.
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Few people, comparatively, think for themselves.
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If you can not answer a man's argument, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
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A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.
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A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.
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Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards.
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No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day.
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A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
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An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy to be called an idea at all.
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Jealousy seems the absolute reversal of love. It is the swinging from the sunny warmth of the
Equator to the frigid cold of the North Pole.
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Complete success alienates a man from his fellows, but suffering makes kinsmen of us all.
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Theology is classified superstition.
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