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Theoretical principles must sometimes give way for the sake of practical advantages.

Here lies an Atheist: All Dressed Up and No Place to Go.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Happiness is not in having being; it is in doing.
Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no breeding.
The successful man doesn't use others, other people use the successful man, for above all the success is of service.
A good scare is worth more than good advice.
In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience.
Nothing annoys a woman more than to have company drop in unexpectedly and find the house looking as it usually does.
What I possess I would gladly retain. Change amuses the mind, yet scarcely profits.
Let justice be done through the heavens fall.
Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?
We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves.
The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.
We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
There are no miracles for those that have no faith in them.
Reason gains all people by compelling none.
Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.
Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
I gave my life for freedom --this I know: For those who bade me fight had told me so.
Revenge is the act of passion, vengeance is an act of justice.
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
It is time in the West to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.
Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world.
All things grow with time -- except grief.
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.
Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.
Nothing that is God's is obtainable by money.
Politicians say they're beefing up our economy. Most don't know beef from pork.
Be true to the best you know. This is your high ideal. If you do your best, you cannot do more.
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.
A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
You can't know too much, but you can say too much.
In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and double one's duties.
All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
How happy is the sailor's life, from coast to coast to roam; in every port he finds a wife, in every land a home.
You are only as strong as your purpose, therefore let us choose reasons to act that are big bold righteous and eternal.
Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.
Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.
Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind.
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
These are not dark days: these are great days -- the greatest days our country has ever lived.
The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
A penny is a lot of money, if you have not got a penny.
A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
Manners must adorn knowledge, and smooth its way through the world.
We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
The purpose of man is in action not thought.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
He who does not hope to win has already lost.
Wisdom is perishable. Unlike information or knowledge, it cannot be stored in a computer or recorded in a book. It expires with each passing generation.
Courage is grace under pressure.
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.
This, then, is the test we must set for ourselves; not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men?
It is sheer madness to live in want in order to be wealthy when you die.
Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
It is all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.
Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.
It is in human nature to relax, when not compelled by personal advantage or disadvantage.
The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms.
They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed.
Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past.
The greatest evil is physical pain.
In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.
He that does good to another does good also to himself.
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood.
There is no place more delightful than one's own fireplace.
The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication
Character is more important than intelligence for success.
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Military glory --the attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood.
The greatest evils and the worst of crimes is poverty; our first duty, a duty to which every other consideration should be sacrificed, is not to be poor.
Instinct is untaught ability.
If I wished to punish a province, I would have it governed by philosophers.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it.
Every ruler is harsh whose laws are new.
We are given one life, and the decision is our whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind or whether to act and, in acting, to live.
Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.
It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
A cause a day keeps reality away.
The way of the superior person is threefold; virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise, they are free from perplexities; and bold, they are free from fear.
Nothing is beneath you if it is in the direction of your life.
It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
Far more numerous are those as such; who think too little and talk too much.
If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me.
The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better way to entertain someone than to listen to him?
The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.
There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Time discovered truth.
No liberal man would impute a charge of unsteadiness to another for having changed his opinion.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
Before we blame we should first see whether we cannot excuse.
Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit.
What most clearly characterizes true freedom and its true employment is its misemployment.
A clever child brought up with a foolish one can itself become foolish. Man is so perfectible and corruptible he can become a fool through good sense.
Once we know our weaknesses they cease to do us any harm.
What is the good of drawing conclusions from experience? I don't deny we sometimes draw the right conclusions, but don't we just as often draw the wrong ones?
If we make a couple of discoveries here and there we need not believe things will go on like this for ever. Just as we hit water when we dig in the earth, so we discover the incomprehensible sooner or later.
Once the good man was dead, one wore his hat and another his sword as he had worn them, a third had himself barbered as he had, a fourth walked as he did, but the honest man that he was -- nobody any longer wanted to be that.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority.
The penalty for success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.
Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.
We wish to be happier than other people; and this is difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.
I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it.
Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.
He that is doing nothing is seldom in need of helpers.
Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.
Heartthrobs are a dime a dozen.
When any real progress is made, we unlearn and learn anew what we thought we knew before.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
man, proud man,Dressd in a little brief authority,
The poor man's budget is full of schemes.
A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.
In studying the way, realizing it is hard; once you have realized it, preserving it is hard. When you can preserve it, putting it into practice is hard.
Fortune can take away riches, but not courage.
Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
There is no indispensable man.
Fair flowers are not left standing along the wayside long.
Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
There is nothing sweeter than to be sympathized with.
A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.
An appeal to the reason of the people has never been known to fail in the long run.
Whatever has overstepped its due bounds is always in a state of instability.

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