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It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man.

My own idea is that these things are as piffle before the wind.
There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.
You can never get enough of what you don't want.
Some people drink deeply from the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.
A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom.
God is only a great imaginative experience.
Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink
Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.
Ignorance is bold and knowledge reserved.
A child, like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it.
Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.
I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me; the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.
If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.
I married beneath me. All women do.
A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.
The mind that does not understand is the Buddha. There is no other.
You have to be very fond of men. Very, very fond. You have to be very fond of them to love them. Otherwise they're simply unbearable.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
He who goes to law for a sheep loses his cow.
Existence itself does not feel horrible; it feels like an ecstasy, rather, which we have only to be still to experience.
But money, wife, is the true Fuller's Earth for reputations, there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out.
The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
Let us be poised, and wise, and our own, today.
The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
I've never been an intellectual but I have this look.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
In Beverly Hills... they don't throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows.
More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead -- not sick, not wounded -- dead.
Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats.
The lion and the calf will lay down together, but the calf won't get much sleep..
Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she would come in and sink my boats.
I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year for cheating on my metaphysics final. You know, I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
My one regret in life is that I'm not someone else.
A relationship, I think, is like a shark, you know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
If you don't fail now and again, it's a sign you're playing it safe.
What if nothing exists and we're all in somebody's dream? Or what's worse, what if only that fat guy in the third row exists?
What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
I don't respond well to mellow, you know what I mean, I have a tendency to... if I get too mellow, I ripen and then rot.
Capital punishment would be more effective as a preventive measure if it were administered prior to the crime.
Life is divided up into the horrible and the miserable.
It shows exactly what you can do if you're a total psychotic.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.
The writer probably knows what he meant when he wrote a book, but he should immediately forget what he meant when he's written it.
The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts
Every great house is full of haughty servants.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself, there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
Beauty in not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
Part of my job is to train people to break down an involved question into a series of simple matters. Then we can all act intelligently
To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problems of contentment.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Those who think they know it all are very annoying to those of us who do.
A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.
Picture yourself in your minds eye as having already achieved this goal. See yourself doing the things you'll be doing when you've reached your goal.
All you have to do is know where you're going. The answers will come to you of their own accord.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind.
All human race would be wits. And millions miss, for one that hits.
Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.
Happiness is a perpetual possession of being well deceived.
The only disadvantage of an honest heart is credulity.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitch folk.
When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we are told expressly.
Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.
Success is important only to the extent that it puts one in a position to do more things one likes to do.
Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.
In moderating, not satisfying desires, lies peace.
To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.
From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.
Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a better mouse.
It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
It is through cooperation, rather than conflict, that your greatest successes will be derived
The weakest and most timorous are the most revengeful and implacable.
Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone.
There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.
I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.
The days are too short even for love; how can there be enough time for quarreling?
An ordinary man away from home giving advice.
Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.
A thread will tie an honest man better than a chain a rogue.
The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere.
There is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
If one desires a change, one must be that change before that change can take place.
Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions.
Secrecy has many advantages, for when you tell someone the purpose of any object right away, they often think there is nothing to it.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream: it is a most depressing and humiliating reality.
Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much; such men are dangerous. [Julius Caesar]
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.
It is not the facts which guide the conduct of men, but their opinions about facts; which may be entirely wrong. We can only make them right by discussion
He has great tranquillity of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the fault-finding of men.
Even the youngest of us may be wrong sometimes.
No one ever complains about a speech being too short!
Glory is largely a theatrical concept. There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience.
People who matter are most aware that everyone else does, too.
Read good, big important things.
Most smiles are started by another smile.
What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike.
News is what a chap who doesn't care much about anything wants to read. And it's only news until he's read it. After that it's dead.
Style is knowing who you are, what to say, and not giving a damn.
Be content to be what you are, and prefer nothing to it, and do not fear or wish for your last day.
Like swimming, riding, writing, or playing golf, happiness can be learned.
Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.
One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO DO List every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day.
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight.
Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.
He's the type who makes mountains out of molehills and then sells climbing equipment.
All human things are subject to decay, and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.
In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer --the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
Even if it is to be, what end do you serve by running to distress?
I did not attend his funeral; but I wrote a nice letter saying I approved of it. [About a politician who had recently died]
The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.
We are restless because of incessant change, but we would be frightened if change were stopped.
I have just about all I can take of myself.
Confidante. One entrusted by A with the secrets of B confided to herself by C.
He that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly become corrupt.
The constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please.
If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things.
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains cheese, milk's leap toward immortality.
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
The government of the world I live in was not framed, like that of Britain, in after-dinner conversations over the wine.
Not vain the weakest, if their force unite.
Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak.
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
Suffering is the ancient law of love; there is not quest without pain; there is no lover who is not also a martyr.
I have a thing with the camera. The lens is unconditional. It doesn't judge you.
To teach successfully we must tell all we know, but only what is adaptable to the student.

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