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Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?

Business is a combination of war and sport.
A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
Youth is the time to go flashing from one end of the world to the other to try the manners of different nations; to hear the chimes at midnight; to see the sunrise in town and country; to be converted at a revival; to circumnavigate the metaphysics, write halting verses, run a mile to see a fire, and wait all day long in the theatre to applaud Hernani.
The first and last thing required of genius is, love of the truth.
The greatest genius will never be worth much if he pretends to draw exclusively from his own resources.
Commerce is a game of skill which everyone cannot play and few can play well.
There are three wants which never can be satisfied: that of the rich, who wants something more; that of the sick, who wants something different; and that of the traveler, who says, Anywhere but here.
If a man knew anything, he would sit in a corner and be modest; but he is such an ignorant peacock, that he goes bustling up and down, and hits on extraordinary discoveries.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Tis a superstition to insist on a special diet. All is made at last of the same chemical atoms.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

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