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God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers and thrust the thing we have prayed for in our face, like a gauntlet with a gift in it.

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
Where there is no extravagance there is no love, and where there is no love there is no understanding.
Misfortunes one can endure -- they come from outside, they are accidents. But to suffer for one's own faults -- Ah! there is the sting of life.
I can believe anything provided it is incredible.
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
None of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.
Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much.
An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship.
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
The first duty of life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one as yet discovered.
Oh, duty is what one expects from others, it is not what one does oneself.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Answered prayers cause more tears than those that remain unanswered.
There were honest people long before there were Christians and there are, God be praised, still honest people where there are no Christians. It could therefore easily be possible that people are Christians because true Christianity corresponds to what they would have been even if Christianity did not exist.
The fly that does not want to be swatted is safest if it sits on the fly-swat.
Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature .
Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
For he who lives more lives than one: More deaths than one must die.
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman.
Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is usually Judas who writes the biography.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

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