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It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?

In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter.
The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.
If you want happiness for an hour -- take a nap. If you want happiness for a day -- go fishing. If you want happiness for a month -- get married. If you want happiness for a year -- inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime -- help someone else.
If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
Who is not satisfied with himself will grow; who is not sure of his own correctness will learn many things.
In every pang that rends the heart the Man of Sorrows has a part.
In making a living today, many no longer leave room for life.
What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful.
Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
If I was your wife Sir, I'd poison you! Madam, if you were my wife, I'd let you!
I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
I know nothing more mocking than a devil that despairs.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile -- hoping it will eat him last.
I will listen to anyone's convictions, but pray keep your doubts to yourself.
As a rule, men worry more about what they can't see than about what they can.
Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.
Talking much is a sign of vanity, for the one who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds.
To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Let them hate, so long as they fear.
The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.
Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
To live without Hope is to Cease to live.
In all things it is better to hope than to despair.
Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.
The person who lives by hope will die by despair.
I hope I never get so old I get religious.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy for friendship's sake.
There is no stronger bond of friendship than a mutual enemy.
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
Responsibility is the price of greatness.
In war you can be killed only once. In politics, many times.
There is in the act of preparing, the moment you start caring.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.
Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.

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