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Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
Accept life, take it as it is? Stupid. The means of doing otherwise? Far from our having to take it, it is life that possesses us and on occasion shuts our mouths.
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.
The higher we rise, the more isolated we become; all elevations are cold.
No matter how close to yours another's steps have grown, in the end there is one dance you'll do alone.
In solitude, where we are least alone.
Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything.
If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.
Have no fear of perfection-you'll never reach it.
Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.
Perfection is what American women expect to find in their husbands... but English women only hope to find in their butlers.
Perfection has one grave defect. It is apt to be dull.
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.
Acts of kindness may soon be forgotten, but the memory of an offense remains.
Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them.
Naturally, love's the most distant possibility.
Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. Just common sense and love will do.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Teach only love for that is what you are.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
Whenever you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
We are not commanded (or forbidden) to love our mates, our children, our friends, our country because such affections come naturally to us and are good in themselves, although we may corrupt them. We are commanded to love our neighbor because our natural attitude toward the other is one of either indifference or hostility.
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.
Real love stories never have endings.
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
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.
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's a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen
It is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are.
By the time we've made it, we've had it.
Speech of yourself ought to be seldom and well chosen.
There is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life and live it as bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as we can.
Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.
Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Being part of an agenda beyond ourselves liberates us to complement each other rather than compete with each other.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover.
Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit.
A strong foe is better than a weak friend.
An honest man's the noblest work of God.
Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.
Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not believe.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things still; for age will not be defied.
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.
When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.
Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.
Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.
We gain freedom when we have paid the full price...
A vast and private consciousness is on the other side of ones' face....
I'm tired of hearing sin called sickness and alcoholism a disease. It is the only disease I know of that we're spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to spread.
How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?
The heart is forever inexperienced.
Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.
The devil has the power to assume a pleasing shape.
The devil can site scripture for his own purpose! An evil soul producing holy witness is like a villain with a smiling cheek. [Merchant Of Venice]
Such as we are made of, such we be.
He that dies pays all his debts.
Men must endure, their going hence even as their coming hither. Ripeness is all.
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, which we ascribe to heaven.
All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity.
I wasted time, and now time doth waste me.
Youth is full of sport, age's breath is short; youth is nimble, age is lame; Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold; Youth is wild, and age is tame.
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
There seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbors. This is robbery. The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle, wrought by the hand of God in his favor, as a reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry.
The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Energy and persistence alter all things.
Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.
God heals and the doctor takes the fee.
All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.
It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.
Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.
If you desire many things, many things will seem few.
We never become really and genuinely our entire and honest selves until we are dead -- and not then until we have been dead years and years. People ought to start dead and then they would be honest so much earlier.
I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.
There is nothing so annoying as a good example!!
Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.
We are all alike, on the inside.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
How like a winter hath my absence been. From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year! What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen, What old December's bareness everywhere!

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