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Private information is practically the source of every large modern fortune.

When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.
A publisher is a specialized form of bank or building society, catering for customers who cannot cope with life and are therefore forced to write about it.
Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
The history of human opinion is scarcely anything more than the history of human errors.
The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
Pure innovation is more gross than error.
Anxiety is the poison of human life; the parent of many sins and of more miseries. In a world where everything is doubtful, and where we may be disappointed, and be blessed in disappointment, why this restless stir and commotion of mind? Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?
Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Always expect the worst, and you will never be disappointed.
The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth.

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