Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that.
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Ambition -- it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
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Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
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Every time a child says, I don't believe in fairies, there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.
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The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is.
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The most useless are those who never change through the years.
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The best place a person can die, is where they die for others.
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To die will be an awfully big adventure.
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Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
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We are all failures -- at least, all the best of us are.
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The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
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Heaven for climate, Hell for company.
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You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip.
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Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.
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Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.
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Life is a long lesson in humility.
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The life of every person is like a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
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If you have it [Love], you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have.
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Men's second childhood begins when a woman gets a hold of him.
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Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
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There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make.
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A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
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The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.
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His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.
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Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them.
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We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.
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That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.
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.. it's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have.
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I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
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Barrie, Sir James M.

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