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A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back
the minute it begins to rain.
Mark Twain

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but
the really great make you feel that you too, can become great.
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Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
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You can't depend on your judgement when your imagination is out of focus.
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Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.
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Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
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The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
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Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
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Drag your thoughts away from your troubles - by the ears, by the heels, or any other way
you can manage it. It's the healthiest thing a body can do.
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In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity
furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.
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If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
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We can secure other people's approval, if we do right and try hard; but our own is worth a
hundred of it, and no way has been found out of securing that.
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Virtue has never been as respectable as money.
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A historian who would convey the truth has got to lie.
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I can live for two months on a good compliment.
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I went to dinner, which was served in a small private room of the club with the usual piano
and fiddlers present to make conversation difficult and comfort impossible.
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The kingly office is entitled to no respect. It was originally procured by the highwayman's
methods; it remains a perpetuated crime, can never be anything but the symbol of a crime.
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It used to be a good hotel, but that proves nothing - I used to be a good boy.
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This nation is like all the others that have been spewed upon the earth - ready to shout for
any cause that will tickle its vanity or fill its pocket. What a hell of a heaven it will be when
they get all these hypocrites assembled there!
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I never could tell a lie that anyone would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe.
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Temperate temperance is best.
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New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions.
Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die" - a strange complaint from the mouths of people
who have had to live.
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I don't mind what the opposition say of me so long as they don't tell the truth about me.
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I was born modest; not all over, but in spots.
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If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would
have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.
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A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.
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A natural death is where you die without the aid of a doctor.
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The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
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The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that
it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
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We believe that out of the public school grows the greatness of a nation.
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When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries of life disappear and life stands explained.
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Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead.
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The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between
lightning and a lightning bug.
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Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
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We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its
loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human
liberty.
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There are a thousand excuses for failure but never a good reason.
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Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on
which it is poured.
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