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The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised.

A woman is like a teabag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Alas after a certain age, every man is responsible for his own face.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend.
To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.
If, after all, men cannot always make history have meaning, they can always act so that their own lives have one.
In the depth of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
If you think you're too small to make a difference, you've obviously never been in bed with a mosquito.
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Love is said to be blind, but I know some fellows in love who can see twice as much in their sweethearts as I do.
Real love stories never have endings.
Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
I think I am one of those who can manage not to take on a completely different appearance under their own glance.
Life is like a grindstone -- whether it wears you down or polishes you up depends on what you are made of.
Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee; All things pass; God never changes. Patience attains All that it strives for; He who has God Finds he lacks nothing;
Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
What you are will show in what you do.
You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
The ugly and the stupid have the best of it in this world. They can sit at their ease and gape at the play. If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat.
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
The only thing that ever consoles man for the stupid things he does is the praise he always gives himself for doing them.
The greatest evil is physical pain.
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
Pain with the thousand teeth.
Nothing can contribute more to peace of soul than the lack of any opinion whatever.
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. [Proverbs 23:7]
Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
When you stand at the edge of the cliff, jump to fly, not to fall.
And if your friend does evil to you, say to him, I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?
To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards, himself his own dungeon.
Reputation is what men and women think of us. Character is what God and the angels know of us.
Love does not just sit there, like a stone; it had to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
True repentance has a double aspect. It looks upon things past with a weeping eye, and upon the future with a watchful eye.
Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.
Joy runs deeper than despair
Oh the wild joys of living! The leaping from rock to rock ... the cool silver shock of the plunge in a pool's living waters.
Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love
One joy scatters a hundred grieves.
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.
In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for finding himself. If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another
And why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? [Matthew 7:3]
Keep thy smooth words and juggling homilies for those who know thee not.
If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted.
Clean your finger before you point at my spots.
A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.
How clever you are, my dear! You never mean a single word you say.
Maturity consists in no longer being taken in by oneself.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
A spirit to find fault is an enemy to your peace and comfort, and also to the happiness of those around you. It is the key to your destruction.
Wink at small faults, for you have great ones yourself.
Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.
Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.
I may have faults, but being wrong ain't one of them.
The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.
They're only truly great who are truly good.
Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?
That which is won ill, will never wear well, for there is a curse attends it which will waste it. The same corrupt dispositions which incline men to sinful ways of getting, will incline them to the like sinful ways of spending.
I would give no thought of what the world might say of me, if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man.
When you accept yourself completely you do not have to maintain a phony front, drive yourself to achieve or feel insecure if people tune-in to you and what you are doing.
People may or may not say what they mean... but they always say something designed to get what they want.
If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him.
Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.
The greatest of all faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
Grace in women has more effect than beauty.
No doubt Jack the Ripper excused himself on the grounds that it was human nature.
Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.
Beauty and grace command the world.
There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge.
Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.
I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right -- shame on you!
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. [Ecclesiastes 3:1]
When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.
One must learn to love oneself with a wholesome and healthy love, so that one can bear to be with oneself and need not roam.
Loving is the only sure road out of darkness, the only serum known that cures self-centeredness.
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
The pest of society are the egotist, they are dull and bright, sacred and profane, course and fine. It is a disease that like the flu falls on all constitutions.
Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space.
At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point; only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.
People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.
In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.
It means nothing to me. I have no opinion about it, and I don't care.
The only normal people are the one's you don't know very well.
When new turns of behavior cease to appear in the life of the individual, its behavior ceases to be intelligent.
What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
If I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior.
It's not sissy to show your feeling.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that's my religion.
Feelings are everywhere -- be gentle.
The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. [Measure For Measure]
Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
Love seeks no cause beyond itself and no fruit; it is its own fruit, its own enjoyment. I love because I love; I love in order that I may love.
They do not love that do not show their love. The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.
The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.
The disease of jealously is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment.
The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
Slander expires at a good woman's door.
Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.
The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of.
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.
Everyone is like a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself is his own dungeon.
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.

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