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Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.

A mistake at least proves that somebody stopped talking long enough to DO something.
More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them.
The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake...
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.
Pay attention to your enemies for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
Give up control even if it means the employees have to make some mistakes.
Nature... She pardons no mistakes. Her yea is yea, and her nay, nay.
An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes that he who distrusts them.
Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call Destiny.
If I had my life to live again. I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
Murder in the murderer is no such ruinous thought as poets and romancers will have it; it does not unsettle him, or fright him from his ordinary notice of trifles; it is an act quite easy to be contemplated.
Murder is always a mistake. One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner.
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, another is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.
Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, But quickly to see how to make them good.
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.
A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.
It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake.
Man's biggest mistake is to believe that he's working for someone else.
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
It's easy to stop making mistakes. Just stop having ideas.
It is not easy, but you have to be willing to make mistakes. And the earlier you make those mistakes, the better.
Lord, deliver me from the person who never makes a mistake, and also from the person who makes the same mistake twice.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Man was nature's mistake --she neglected to finish him -- and she has never ceased paying for her mistake.
If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.
Don't be afraid to make a mistake. But make sure you don't make the same mistake twice.
I have made mistakes, but I never made the mistake of claiming that I never made one.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
I have found that I always learn more from my mistakes than from my successes. If you aren't making some mistakes, you aren't taking enough chances.
I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.
Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything
A man who cannot make mistakes cannot do anything.
Don't mistake activity for achievement.
We've all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it's more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors.
The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.
America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
We owe respect to the living. To the dead we owe only truth.
Men are respectable only as they respect.
I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.
Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep.
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Respect is love in plain clothes.
There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.
When once a certain class of people has been placed by the temporal and spiritual authorities outside the ranks of those whose life has value, then nothing comes more naturally to men than murder.
If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself.
In his private heart no man much respects himself.
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
I hate victims who respect their executioners.
Respect starts with yourself.
Treating your adversary with respect is giving him an advantage to which he is not entitled.
Respect a man, he will do it the more.
Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.
Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?
I love the old way best, the simple way of poison, where we too are strong as men.
It's what you do, unthinking, that makes the quick tear start; The tear may be forgotten -- but the hurt stays in the heart.
We are all murderers and prostitutes --no matter to what culture, society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal, moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be.
It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats are born to be hanged.
It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.
Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.
You cannot have power for good without having power for evil too. Even mother's milk nourishes murderers as well as heroes.
Our interest's on the dangerous edge of things. The honest thief, the tender murderer, the superstitious atheist.
Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.
Help a man against his will and you do the same as murder him.
Television has brought back murder into the home -- where it belongs.
My fortune somewhat resembled that of a person who should entertain an idea of committing suicide, and, altogether beyond his hopes, meet with the good hap to be murdered.
Under the rules of a society that cannot distinguish between profit and profiteering, between money defined as necessity and money defined as luxury, murder is occasionally obligatory and always permissible.
But, truly, I have wept too much! The Dawns are heartbreaking. Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter.
At sometime in our lives a devil dwells within us, causes heartbreaks, confusion and troubles, then dies.
A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak.
Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.
I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.
How frail the human heart must be --a mirrored pool of thought...
One of the effects of a safe and civilized life is an immense oversensitiveness which makes all the primary emotions somewhat disgusting. Generosity is as painful as meanness, gratitude as hateful as ingratitude.
It is... axiomatic that we should all think of ourselves as being more sensitive than other people because, when we are insensitive in our dealings with others, we cannot be aware of it at the time: conscious insensitivity is a self-contradiction.
He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when the sentence was about to be pronounced, pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was orphan.
He who knows how to be poor knows everything.
Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases.
One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.
He who knows others is clever; He who knows himself has discernment.
Say not always what you know, but always know what you say.
No man knows less than the man who knows it all
They are so knowing, that they know nothing.
They know enough who know how to learn.
When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it--this is knowledge.
To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
To know yet to think that one does not know is best; Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty.
The less you know, the more you think you know, because you don't know you don't know.
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
Even though you know a thousand things, ask the man who knows one.
One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.
I don't care how much you know until I know how much you care.
One does not fall in love; one grows into love, and love grows in him.
If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust.
Once a boy becomes a man, he's a man all his life, but a woman is only sexy until she becomes your wife.
You may build castles in the air, and fume, and fret, and grow thin and lean, and pale and ugly, if you please. But I tell you, no man worth having is true to his wife, or can be true to his wife, or ever was, or will be so.
Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.
If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
One-half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.
A smart person knows what to say, a wise person knows whether or not to say it.
A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.
Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; Wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
Saddest Poem

I can write the saddest poem of all tonight.

Write, for instance: "The night is full of stars,
and the stars, blue, shiver in the distance."

The night wind whirls in the sky and sings.

I can write the saddest poem of all tonight.
I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.

On nights like this, I held her in my arms. I kissed her so many times under the infinite sky.

She loved me, sometimes I loved her.
How could I not have loved her large, still eyes?

I can write the saddest poem of all tonight.
To think I don't have her. To feel that I've lost her.

To hear the immense night, more immense without her.
And the poem falls to the soul as dew to grass.

What does it matter that my love couldn't keep her.
The night is full of stars and she is not with me.

That's all. Far away, someone sings. Far away.
My soul is lost without her.

As if to bring her near, my eyes search for her.
My heart searches for her and she is not with me.

The same night that whitens the same trees.
We, we who were, we are the same no longer.

I no longer love her, true, but how much I loved her.
My voice searched the wind to touch her ear.

Someone else's. She will be someone else's. As she once
belonged to my kisses.
Her voice, her light body. Her infinite eyes.

I no longer love her, true, but perhaps I love her.
Love is so short and oblivion so long.

Because on nights like this I held her in my arms,
my soul is lost without her.

Although this may be the last pain she causes me,
and this may be the last poem I write for her.
Love talked about is easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
Love makes time pass away and time makes love pass away.
We cease loving ourselves if no one loves us.
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving
What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
Love and sex can go together and sex and unlove can go together and love and unsex can go together. But personal love and personal sex is bad.
One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love -- any love -- reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.
If love means that one person absorbs the other, then no real relationship exists any more. Love evaporates; there is nothing left to love. The integrity of self is gone.
I do not love you

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

that this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.
Men mistake friendship, but not sex, for love; women mistake sex, but not friendship, for love.
To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
It is better to have loved your wife than never to have loved at all.
Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
Murder is born of love, and love attains the greatest intensity in murder.
Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
Men often give love for sex, women often give sex for love.
Where there is marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow.
The pain we feel When someone leaves our life is in direct proportion to the joy they bring while a part of our life for a few moments. In my life you made me feel as if I truly meant something to someone
Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point.
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the full value of time and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
We really have to understand the person we want to love. If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love. If we only think of ourselves, if we know only our own needs and ignore the needs of the other person, we cannot love.
Men know that women are an over-match for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.

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