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...to steal, but will borrow and never pay back. Who go to bed tired because they spend the day in looking for an easy place. Who can play a tune on one string, but it never makes anybody want to dance. Who would like to reform the world, but have a front gate that won't stay shut. Who cannot tell what they think about anything until they see what the papers have to say about it.
A first failure is often a blessing.--_A. L. Brown_.
To fail at all is to fail utterly.--_Lowell_.
He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts.--_Whately_.
After an absence of four years a certain man went back to visit his old home town. The first four people he met didn't remember him and the next three didn't know he had been away.
"That antagonist of yours says he is going to leave footprints in the sands of time."
"He won't," replied Senator Sorghum. "His mind is in the clouds. He is an intellectual aviator. When he comes down he will leave a dent, not a footprint."
Nor fame I slight, nor for... Whately, Richard
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