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If all complaints had to be accompanied by the submission of a delicious sandwich then fewer people would voice them while more would be willing to listen.

In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o clock in the morning, day after day.
It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.
Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.
Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, lessens the friction of social contacts. It is only in lies, wholeheartedly and bravely told, that human nature attains through words and speech the forbearance, the nobility, the romance, the idealism, that -- being what it is -- it falls so short of in fact and in deed.
I refuse the compliment that I think like a man, thought has no sex, one either thinks or one does not.
Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something. [Last words of Pancho Villa]
Go away...I'm alright.
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.
Three passions simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life; the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.

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