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When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.

For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
Common sense is not so common.
I know of no great man except those who have rendered great services to the human race.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.
Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor's nose.
Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall.
Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.
Nature is full of freaks, and now puts an old head on young shoulders, and then takes a young heart heating under fourscore winters.
Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.
History is hard to know, because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of history it seems entirely reasonable to think that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time -- and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people -- including me -- would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.
The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
The law will never make men free, it is men that have to make the law free.
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man's freedom. You can be free only if I am free.
Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.
The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it.
The first thing we do, lets kill the lawyers. [Henry Iv]
He who is brave is free.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.
A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.
It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified.
When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it. The two things that nearly all of us have thoroughly and really been through are childhood and youth. And though we would not have them back again on any account, we feel that they are both beautiful, because we have drunk them dry.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it.
Most Americans are born drunk, and really require a little wine or beer to sober them. They have a sort of permanent intoxication from within, a sort of invisible champagne. Americans do not need to drink to inspire them to do anything, though they do sometimes, I think, need a little for the deeper and more delicate purpose of teaching them how to do nothing.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it -- or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.
God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Character matters; leadership descends from character.
To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.
Where does virgin wool come from? The sheep that runs the fastest.
To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals -- this alone is worth the struggle.
I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry.
The less routine the more life.
Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.
Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
Look wise say nothing and grunt, speech was given to conceal thought.
What is the student but a lover courting a fickle mistress who ever eludes his grasp?
Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunities for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance.
If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
Work is the open sesame of every portal, the great equalizer in the world, the true philosopher's stone which transmutes all the base metal of humanity into gold.
Half of us are blind, few of us feel, and we are all deaf.
The first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.
The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
The natural man has only two primal passions, to get and to beget.
There is a form of laughter that springs from the heart, heard every day in the merry voice of childhood, the expression of a laughter -- loving spirit that defies analysis by the philosopher, which has nothing rigid or mechanical in it, and totally without social significance. Bubbling spontaneously from the heart of child or man. Without egotism and full of feeling, laughter is the music of life.
Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease.
We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it.
Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.
The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.
When schemes are laid in advance, it is surprising how often the circumstances will fit in with them.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh.
Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.
You grow up on the day you have your first real laugh at, yourself.
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.
For he who lives more lives than one: More deaths than one must die.
One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.
He that dies pays all his debts.
We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget.
Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence.
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I'm with you kid. Let's go.
I never saw a man who looked with such a wistful eye upon that little tent of blue which prisoners call the sky.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
In the life of children there are two very clear-cut phases, before and after puberty. Before puberty the child's personality has not yet formed and it is easier to guide its life and make it acquire specific habits of order, discipline, and work: after puberty the personality develops impetuously and all extraneous intervention becomes odious, tyrannical, insufferable. Now it so happens that parents feel the responsibility towards their children precisely during this second period, when it is too late: then of course the stick and violence enter the scene and yield very few results indeed. Why not instead take an interest in the child during the first period?
They mustn't know my despair, I can't let them see the wounds which they have caused, I couldn't bear their sympathy and their kind-hearted jokes, it would only make me want to scream all the more. If I talk, everyone thinks I'm showing off; when I'm silent they think I'm ridiculous; rude if I answer, sly if I get a good idea, lazy if I'm tired, selfish if I eat a mouthful more than I should, stupid, cowardly, crafty, etc. etc.
Having a thirteen-year-old in the family is like having a general-admission ticket to the movies, radio and TV. You get to understand that the glittering new arts of our civilization are directed to the teen-agers, and by their suffrage they stand or fall.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
The big mistake that men make is that when they turn thirteen or fourteen and all of a sudden they've reached puberty, they believe that they like women. Actually, you're just horny. It doesn't mean you like women any more at twenty-one than you did at ten.
Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.
Thinking a smile all the time will keep your face youthful.
The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack.

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