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As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.

There is always a best way of doing everything.
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
Do the thing we fear, and the death of fear is certain.
So far as a person thinks; they are free.
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
The chief mourner does not always attend the funeral.
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
The less government we have the better.
To fill the hour -- that is happiness.
A great man stands on God. A small man on a great man.
All diseases run into one. Old age.
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Shun idleness is the rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.
A long dispute means that both parties are wrong
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
The punishment of criminals should serve a purpose. When a man is hanged he is useless.
The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
Common sense is not so common.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
No man can help another without helping himself.
Let us be silent that we may hear the whispers of the gods.
Sorrow makes us children again.
Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character.
The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.
Our strength grows out of our weakness.
Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
Self-sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow.
No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Manners are the happy way of doing things; each once a stroke of genius or of love --now repeated and hardened into usage. They form at last a rich varnish, with which the routine of life is washed, and its details adorned. If they are superficial, so are the dewdrops which give such depth to the morning meadows.
The greatest man in history was the poorest.
The creation of a thousand forest in one acorn.
There is no knowledge that is not power.
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
The next best thing to saying a good thing yourself, is to quote one.
I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.
The never-ending task of self improvement.
Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
God heals and the doctor takes the fee.
Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
Well done, is better than well said.
There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.
An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.
Never, never, never, never give up.
Responsibility is the price of greatness.
I am easily satisfied with the very best.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
The only source of knowledge is experience.
To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
The use of money is all the advantage there is in having money.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
When you're finished changing, you're finished.
Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.
He that rises late must trot all day.
We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
He does not posses wealth that allows it to possess him.
Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.
The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality.
Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
Remember that credit is money.
Drive your business, let not your business drive you.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
There are no gains without pains.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
One today is worth two tomorrows.
You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never mended well.
Three can keep a secret if two are dead.
There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.
Rich widows are the only secondhand goods that sell at first-class prices.

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