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Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.

No one root is responsible for the existence of a tree.
There is a French saying: Love is the dawn of marriage, and marriage is the sunset of love.
Marriage should be a duet-when one sings, the other claps.
Marriage is the sunset of love.
All tragedies are finished by a death, all comedies by a marriage.
Marriage is an institution, but who wants to live in an institution?
Marriage is a three ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering.
Before marriage a man yearns for a woman. Afterward the y is silent.
When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.
The best way to make happy money is to make money your hobby and not your god.
We swallow with one gulp the lie that flatters us, and drink drop by drop the truth which is bitter to us.
Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.
Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.
Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: Therefore choose life. [Deuteronomy 30:19]
Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.
The best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you're talking about.
The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you.
Whatever muscles I have are the product of my own hard work and nothing else.
One person's constant is another person's variable.
Believe those who are seeking truth, doubt those who find it.
Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things and I'll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things.
One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.
The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.
Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.
Better suffer for the truth than proper in a falsehood.
He that would govern others, first should be the master of himself.
The secret of getting things done is to act!
It is bad luck to fall out of a thirteenth story window on Friday.
Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
Make yourself indispensable, and you will move up. Act as though you are indispensable, and you will move out.
Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven, and all else shall be added unto you. [Mathew]
The mind ought sometimes to be diverted, that it may return the better to thinking.
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth are never alone or weary of life.
There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job.
Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy you don't need it. If you are sick you shouldn't take it.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
Change starts when someone sees the next step.
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.
We must risk going too far to discover just how far we can go.
No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist.
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
A dead atheist is someone who is all dressed up with no place to go.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Technology does not drive change -- it enables change.
Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
I could prove God statistically.
Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.
There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Consumers are statistics. Customers are people.
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.
He used statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts; for support rather than illumination.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.

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