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The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anything -- and it works.

Never explain -- your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.
Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide what to do.
It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.
Ability is of little account without opportunity.
Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste.
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities.
Failure -- The man who can tell others what to do and how to do it, but never does it himself.
Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.
It takes time to save time.
Maturity is the time of life when, if you had the time, you'd have the time of your life.
Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.
Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.
The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.
If man had created man, he would be ashamed of his performance.
There is a great deal of human nature in people.
Honesty is the best policy -- when there is money in it.
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!
Others have done it before me. I can, too.
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.
Genius is sorrow's child.
Friends are needed both for joy and for sorrow.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
Familiarity breeds contempt; and children.
What is now proved was only once imagined.
Every harlot was a virgin once.
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
When my horse is running good, I don't stop to give him sugar.
Ability without honor is useless.
The weak in courage is strong in cunning.
The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
Truth can never be told so as to be understood, and not be believed.
No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
Opposition is true friendship.
Adam was the luckiest man; he had no mother-in-law.

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