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Love is life's end, but never ending. Love is life's wealth, never spent, but ever spending. Love's life's reward, rewarded in rewarding.

Youth is the time to go flashing from one end of the world to the other to try the manners of different nations; to hear the chimes at midnight; to see the sunrise in town and country; to be converted at a revival; to circumnavigate the metaphysics, write halting verses, run a mile to see a fire, and wait all day long in the theatre to applaud Hernani.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.
A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
The Republican form of government is the highest form of government; but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature -- a type nowhere at present existing.
Time is that which a man is always trying to kill, but which ends in killing him.
How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.
Education has for its object the formation of character. To curb restive propensities, to awaken dormant sentiments, to strengthen the perceptions, and cultivate the tastes, to encourage this feeling and repress that, so as finally to develop the child into a man of well proportioned and harmonious naturethis is alike the aim of parent and teacher.
As capital become international, international peace becomes a necessity.
War strengthens the central power and subordinates all interests to those of the state. Progress depends on the cessation of war.
He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.
The worst of revolutions is a restoration.
It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.
The whole duty of government is to prevent crime and to preserve contracts.
That is no use at all. What I want is men who will support me when I am in the wrong.
My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy... but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it.
Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle.
Wealth is so much the greatest good that Fortune has to bestow that in the Latin and English languages it has usurped her name.
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
All the world over, I will back the masses against the classes.
No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.
Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
There is nothing so stupid as an educated man, if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
The right honorable gentlemen is indebted to his memory for his jokes and his imagination for his facts.
I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Life is a comedy for those who think... and a tragedy for those who feel.
America is a model of force and freedom and moderation -- with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations of the earth are in a conspiracy to under value them.
The American mood, perhaps even the American character, has changed. There are few manifestations any longer of the old American self-assurance which so irritated Dickens. Instead, there is a sense of frustration so perceptible that even our politicians have attempted to exploit it.
Perhaps I am still very much of an American. That is to say, na?ve, optimistic, gullible. In the eyes of a European, what am I but an American to the core, an American who exposes his Americanism like a sore. Like it or not, I am a product of this land of plenty, a believer in superabundance, a believer in miracles.
The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity.
In the middle classes the gifted son of a family is always the poorest -- usually a writer or artist with no sense for speculation -- and in a family of peasants, where the average comfort is just over penury, the gifted son sinks also, and is soon a tramp on the roadside.
Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.
You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes.
The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.
Oh my son's my son till he gets him a wife, but my daughter's my daughter all her life.
In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
We French found it and called it joie de vivre -- the joy of living.
Give me books, fruit, French wine and fine weather and a little music out of doors, played by someone I do not know. I admire lolling on a lawn by a water-lilied pond to eat white currants and see goldfish: and go to the fair in the evening if I'm good. There is not hope for that --one is sure to get into some mess before evening.
Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.
An Englishmen thinks seated; a Frenchmen standing; an American pacing, an Irishman, afterwards.
I like the English. They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world.
The English are polite by telling lies. The Americans are polite by telling the truth.
The keynote of American civilization is a sort of warm-hearted vulgarity. The Americans have none of the irony of the English, none of their cool poise, none of their manner. But they do have friendliness. Where an Englishman would give you his card, an American would very likely give you his shirt.
An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.
If you hadnt entered the World War we would have made peace with Germany early in 1917. Had we made peace then there would have been no collapse in Russia followed by communism, no break-down in Italy followed by fascism, and Germany would not have signed the Versailles Treaty, which has enthroned nazi-ism in Germany. In other words, if America had stayed out of the war all of these isms wouldnt today be sweeping the Continent of Europe and breaking down parliamentary government, and if England had made peace early in 1917, it would have saved over 1,000,000 British, French, American, and other lives.
Sticks and stones may break your bones when there's anger to impart. Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart. Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.
No one can be as calculatedly rude as the British, which amazes Americans, who do not understand studied insult and can only offer abuse as a substitute.
Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood -- we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we.
The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
Prejudice is a great timesaver. It enables you to form opinions without bothering to get facts.
One can only give an unbiased opinion about things that do not interest one, which is no doubt the reason an unbiased opinion is always valueless. The man who sees both sides of a question is a man who sees absolutely nothing.
Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.
All cruelty springs from weakness.
It is rude to silence a fool, and cruelty to let him go on.
However low a man sinks he never reaches the level of the police.
Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues.
Love gives itself; it is not bought.
It is a beautiful trait in the lovers character, that they think no evil of the object loved.
The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it!
Frigidity is desire imagined by a woman who doesn't desire the man offering himself to her. It's the desire of a woman for a man who hasn't yet come to her, whom she doesn't yet know. She's faithful to this stranger even before she belongs to him. Frigidity is the non-desire for whatever is not him.
There must be some reason why a man must be convinced, while a woman must be persuaded.
Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head, make their point of constructive criticism and continue on in calm forbearance. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.
A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.
A gentleman is a man who can disagree without being disagreeable.
No real gentleman will tell the naked truth in the presence of ladies.
Marriage: A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.
If you steal something small you are a petty thief, but if you steal millions you are a gentleman of society.
A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman; and the world, my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine.
A gentleman doesn't pounce he glides. If a woman sits on a piece of furniture which permits your sitting beside her, you are free to regard this as an invitation, though not an unequivocal one.
The substance of the eminent Socialist gentlemen's speech is that making a profit is a sin. It is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss!
Men often give love for sex, women often give sex for love.
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the two sexes.
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
Life for both sexes is arduous, difficult, a perpetual struggle. More than anything... it calls for confidence in oneself...And how can we generate this imponderable quality most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself.
It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes, skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to suppress their specifically female characteristics and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there are no differences between the sexes.
The great majority of people in England and America are modest, decent and pure-minded and the amount of virgins in the world today is stupendous.
I wouldn't put it past God to arrange a virgin birth if He wanted, but I very much doubt if He would.
He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth, will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.
There is a French saying: Love is the dawn of marriage, and marriage is the sunset of love.
Humor does not include sarcasm, invalid irony, sardonicism, innuendo, or any other form of cruelty. When these things are raised to a high point they can become wit, but unlike the French and the English, we have not been much good at wit since the days of Benjamin Franklin.
The majority of pop stars are complete idiots in every respect.
An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
Fools build houses, and wise men buy them.
Sometimes you must be cruel to be kind.
The mob has many heads but no brains.
Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.
We are usually the best men when in the worst health.
Gray hairs are death's blossoms.
A small family is soon provided for.
A burnt child dreads the fire.
He that seeks trouble never misses.
Never step over one duty to perform another.
Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.
Death always comes too early or too late.
A stumble may prevent a fall.
You must not expect old heads upon young shoulders.
Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is.
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
Ambition is the last refuge of failure.
The longer I live the more keenly I feel that whatever was good enough for our fathers is not good enough for us.
Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much.
None of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
I can't help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
Cheat me in the price, but not in the goods.
To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming.
A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude.
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.
Nothing makes one so vain as being told that one is a sinner.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

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