Famous quotes by Writers


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"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again"
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"What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy"
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"We pay when old for the excesses of youth"
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"Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit"
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"Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need"
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"Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop"
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"Every human life is a fairy tale written by the finger of God"
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"Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed"
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"An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her"
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"Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people"
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"The best things in life are unexpected - because there were no expectations"
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"To admit there is no god is to provide free license to pillage and rape with clear conscience"
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"Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own"
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"Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day"
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"Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child"
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"Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch"
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"A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience"
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"The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson"
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"It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves"
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"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible"
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"Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life"
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"here is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you"
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"They can because they think they can"
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"She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years"
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"To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own - this is happiness"
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"To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven"
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"We should like to have some towering geniuses, to reveal us to ourselves in colour and fire, but of course they would have to fit into the pattern of our society and be able to take orders from sound administrative types"
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"The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate"
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"When I was young there was no respect for the young, and now that I am old there is no respect for the old. I missed out coming and going"
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"The belief in some being who can be the judge of all human matters is a very comfortable one - all wrongs will be righted and all rights will be rewarded"
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