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Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.

We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described.
Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience.
Knowledge does not come to us in details, but in flashes of light from heaven.
To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
I have received no more than one or two letters in my life that were worth the postage.
There is no remedy for love than to love more.
The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed.
Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them.
Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.
The heart is forever inexperienced.
I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
In the long run you hit only what you aim at. Therefore, though you should fail immediately, you had better aim at something high.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.
The secret to humor is surprise.
The end of labor is to gain leisure.
We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.
This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
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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