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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.

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
There are three kinds of despots. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the body. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the soul. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the soul and body alike. The first is called the Prince. The second is called the Pope. The third is called the People.
Despotism is unjust to everybody, including the despot, who was probably made for better things.
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.
It is he who has broken the bond of marriage -- not I. I only break its bondage.
Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.
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.
Oh, duty is what one expects from others, it is not what one does oneself.
The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
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.
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary.
The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.
Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
Where there is love there is life.
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.
A pessimist is one who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.

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