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Hell is paved with great granite blocks hewn from the hearts of those who said, I can do no other.

Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at the touch, nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.
I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.
He that thinks he can afford to be negligent is not far from being poor.
The world leans on us. When we sag, the whole world seems to droop.
Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.
Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
Acquaintance: a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.
The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
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.
Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.
The really efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure.
I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one.
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.
Whoever today speaks of human existence in terms of power, efficiency, and historical tasks is an actual or potential assassin.
Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.
There can be economy only where there is efficiency.
Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.
Somebody once said that Washington was a city of Northern charm and Southern efficiency.
The 1990s customer expects service to be characterized by fast and efficient computer-based systems.
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking.
Efficiency tends to deal with Things. Effectiveness tends to deal with People. We manage things, we lead people
Advice from a veteran trapeze performer: Throw your heart over the bars and your body will follow.
I do not think that what is called Love at first sight is so great an absurdity as it is sometimes imagined to be. We generally make up our minds beforehand to the sort of person we should like, grave or gay, black, brown, or fair; with golden tresses or raven locks; -- and when we meet with a complete example of the qualities we admire, the bargain is soon struck.
The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennui s, vanish, all duties even.
Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots.
Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscope.
Don't be afraid of showing affection. Be warm and tender, thoughtful and affectionate. Men are more helped by sympathy than by service. Love is more than money, and a kind word will give more pleasure than a present.
A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.
The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection [Are] that a thing is your own and that it is your only one.

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