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" He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful. "
" What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye. "
" Life is largely a matter of expectation. "
" The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor. "
" We are just statistics, born to consume resources. "
" Knowledge without education is but armed injustice. "
" He tosses aside his paint-pots and his words a foot and a half long. "
" Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone. "
" This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist. "
" Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou knowest not. "
" We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest. "
" Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. "
" Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life. "
" Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment. "
" It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed. "
" Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing. "
" A word once uttered can never be recalled. "
" A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius. "
" Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth. "
" Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings. "
" A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong. "
" I never think at all when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well. "
" Let your literary compositions be kept from the public eye for nine years at least. "
" Poets wish to profit or to please. "
" Words will not fail when the matter is well considered. "
" When things are steep, remember to stay level-headed. "
" We are free to yield to truth. "
" I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me. "
" He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world. "
" Begin, be bold and venture to be wise. "
" Whatever advice you give, be short. "