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I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.

Wise men are not wise at all hours, and will speak five times from their taste or their humor, to once from their reason.
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be consistent.
Everybody sets out to do something, and everybody does something, but no one does what he sets out to do.
The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes).
Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get Up in the morning and does not stop until you get to the office.
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman.
Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love.
Good advice is beyond all price.
Talk well of your friends and of your enemies say nothing.
What the eye does not admire the heart does not desire.
The face is the index of the mind.
When someone is going downhill everyone likes to give them a kick.
Weave in faith and God will find the thread.
No one is worse, for knowing the worst of themselves.
He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear.
Many lick before they bite.
If we did not flatter ourselves the flattery from others would not harm us.
Think of many things, do only one.
The most dangerous food to eat is a wedding cake.
If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
How to dress? When the money is going from you wear anything you like. When the money is coming to you, dress your best.
Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.
If the young knew and the old could, there is nothing that couldn't be done.
Old age though despised, is coveted by all.
Better to go to bed hungry than to wake up in debt.
Out of debt, out of danger.
First deserve then desire.
Measure three times before you cut once.
Speak the truth and shame the devil.
When difficulties are overcome they begin blessing.
You cannot be lost on a road that is straight.
Step by step one goes very far.
It is better to run back than run the wrong way.
A reconciled friend is a double enemy.
No bees, no honey; no work, no money.
The counsel you would have another keep, first keep yourself.
The best counselors are the dead.
To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.
In times of trouble leniency becomes crime.
Curses are like chickens, they always come home.
Love is like war, easy to begin, hard to end
He declares himself guilty who justifies himself before accusation.
Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Give neither counsel or salt till you are asked for it.
Something you don't want is dear at any price.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
Plaster thick, some will stick.
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
A rich child often sits in a poor mothers lap.
He who does not have common sense at age thirty will never have it.
From listening comes wisdom and from speaking, repentance.
Truth is the daughter of time.
A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content.
We all end up in a single bed sooner or later.
Some who will not speak against another, in the end does them harm.
Rebuke with soft words and hard arguments.
Private reproof is the best grave for private faults.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Do you want to know a good way to fall in love? Just associate with all your pleasant experiences with someone, and disassociate from all the unpleasant ones.
Love is just a system for getting someone to call you darling after sex.
The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much.
If you have it [Love], you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have.
Naturally, love's the most distant possibility.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
It is unfortunately very true that, without leisure and money, love can be no more than an orgy of the common man. Instead of being a sudden impulse full of ardor and reverie, it becomes a distastefully utilitarian affair.
If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
When we understand that man is the only animal who must create meaning, who must open a wedge into neutral nature, we already understand the essence of love. Love is the problem of an animal who must find life, create a dialogue with nature in order to experience his own being.
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.
Oh, love is real enough; you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy -- and that is life.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Love is the victim's response to the rapist.
We must love one another or die.
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
Love is the beauty of the soul.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. Just common sense and love will do.
Real love stories never have endings.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.
Patience, money and time bring all things to past.
People blame themselves for the purpose of being praised.
Short prayers reach heaven.
No one can pray well, but those who live well.
Pride and poverty don't get along, but often live together.
We hate delays by others, but sometimes it makes us wise.
One of these days, is none of these days.
Every convenience brings its own inconveniences along with it.
He loses his thanks who promises and delays.
There are no greater promisers than those who have nothing to give.
Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose.
Quicker by taking more time.
How beautiful is it to do nothing, and then rest afterward.
Praise makes good people better and bad people worse.
Poverty has no greater foe than bashfulness.
Patience when teased is often transformed into rage.
If you wish for peace be ready for war.
When we can't find peace in ourselves it is vain to look for it elsewhere.
The darkest hour is just before the dawn.
When a heart is on fire, sparks always fly out of the mouth.
That which proves too much, proves nothing!
If you can't get people to listen to you any other way, tell them it's confidential.
Many talk like philosophers yet live like fools.
Short lived pleasure is the parent of pain.
When poverty comes in the door love flies out the window.
The one who pleased everybody died before they were born.
Silence implies consent.
The silent dog is the first to bite.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Never offer to teach a fish to swim.
In teaching others we teach ourselves.
Soon enough is well enough.
Now is the watchword of the wise.
Lost time is never found again.
Visits always give pleasure; if not the arrival, the departure.
Tell the truth and then run.
Truth fears nothing but concealment.
Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting.
A good wife and health is a mans best wealth.
When two friends have a common bank account, one sings and the other weeps.
Quick to borrow is always slow to pay.
Simplicity is the seal of truth.
The soul is not where it lives, but where it loves.
A little body often harbors a great soul.
The less people think the more they talk.
Talking without thinking is like shooting without taking aim.
People who have little to do are excessive talkers.
The first mistake are theirs who commit them, the second are theirs that permit them.
Neither blame or praise yourself.

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