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You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
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Heaven goes by favour. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
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April 1 is the day upon which we are reminded what we are on the other 364.
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I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
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We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there;
lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot
stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
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Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.
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Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.
But I repeat myself.
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I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate
them than to travel with them.
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There's nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus.
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When I was younger, I could remember everything, whether it had happened or not.
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Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
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One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.
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Ignorant people think it's the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it
ain't so. It's the sickening grammar they use.
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The person who has had a bull by the tail once has learned 60 or 70 times as much as a
person who hasn't.
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An ecstasy is a thing that will not go into words; it feels like music.
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In writing plays the chief thing is novelty.
The world grows tired of solid forms in all the arts.
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Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.
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Between me and Rudyard Kipling, we cover all knowledge. He knows all that can be known,
and I know the rest.
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A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
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There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
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The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your
complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting with the first one.
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Adam was the author of sin, and I wish he had taken out an international copyright on it.
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Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
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Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to
divide it with.
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Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrowmindedness, and many of our people need it
sorely on these accounts.
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New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a
scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.
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I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.
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Few of us can stand prosperity - another man's I mean.
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It is noble to teach oneself, but still nobler to teach others - and less trouble.
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At 50 a man can be an ass without being an optimist but not an optimist without being an ass.
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There are people who can do all fine and heroic things except one: keep from telling their
happiness to the unhappy.
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If smoking is not permitted in Heaven, I won't go.
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The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.
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But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray
for the one sinner that needed it most?
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Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.
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