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Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

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Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.

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Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.

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'Classic'. A book which people praise and don't read.

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Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself.

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The main difference between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives.

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Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

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A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.

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A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.

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Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.

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Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

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It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

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The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.

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A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

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An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before.

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Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.

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By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity - another man's I mean.

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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.

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Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

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Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

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