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The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.

Anything that changes your values changes your behavior.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Sometimes the answer to prayer is not that it changes life, but that it changes you.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.
Habits change into character.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Nobody told me how hard and lonely change is.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Be aware that young people have to be able to make their own mistakes and that times change.
Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
People are changed, not by coercion or intimidation, but by example.
People don't change. Only their costumes do.
Many deceive themselves, imagining they'll find happiness in change.
Take me to you, imprison me, for I, except you enthrall me, never shall be free, nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.
Love was as subtly caught, as a disease; But being got it is a treasure sweet, which to defend is harder than to get: And ought not be profaned on either part, for though 'Tis got by chance, 'Tis kept by art.
Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run?
Full nakedness! All my joys are due to thee, as souls unbodied, bodies unclothed must be, to taste whole joys.
God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.
Fashion is made to become unfashionable.
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.
Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
The truth is rarely pure, and never simple
If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.
In this world there are two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The last is much the worst.
Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any other disease. Fortunately, in England at any rate, thought is not catching. Our splendid physique as a people is entirely due to our national stupidity.
Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.
One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.
Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much.
Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women's husbands.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
None of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.
To become a spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life.
The only thing that ever consoles man for the stupid things he does is the praise he always gives himself for doing them.
To love oneself is the beginning of a life long romance.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
No man dies for what he knows to be true. Men die for what they want to be true, for what some terror in their hearts tells them is not true.
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
When a man has once loved a woman, he will do anything for her, except continue to love her.
Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.
Love seeks no cause beyond itself and no fruit; it is its own fruit, its own enjoyment. I love because I love; I love in order that I may love.
I believe in Christianity as I believe in the rising sun; not because I see it, but by it I can see all else.
Modern man likes to pretend that his thinking is wide-awake. But this wide-awake thinking has led us into the mazes of a nightmare in which the torture chambers are endlessly repeated in the mirrors of reason.
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
Faith... is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

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