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Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS.
We will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.
Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.
The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
All say, How hard it is that we have to die -- a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Annihilation has no terrors for me, because I have already tried it before I was born --a hundred million years --and I have suffered more in an hour, in this life, than I remember to have suffered in the whole hundred million years put together. There was a peace, a serenity, an absence of all sense of responsibility, an absence of worry, an absence of care, grief, perplexity; and the presence of a deep content and unbroken satisfaction in that hundred million years of holiday which I look back upon with a tender longing and with a grateful desire to resume, when the opportunity comes.
Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.

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