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Being reproached for giving to an unworthy person, Aristotle said, I did not give it to the man, but to humanity.

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.
If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater the effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders -- what would you tell him to do? I don't know. What could he do? What would you tell him? To shrug.
There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it becomes to replace them. It's one of the curses of London.
To do nothing evil is good; to wish nothing evil is better.
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
We may draw good out of evil; we must not do evil, that good may come.
Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.

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