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If you can’t learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.
Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds.
Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster children into strength and athletic proportion.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
I was always an early riser. Happy the man who is! Every morning day comes to him with a virgin’s love, full of bloom and freshness. The youth of nature is contagious, like the gladness of a happy child.
If you live to the age of a hundred, you have it made because very very few people die past the age of a hundred.
I’m at that age now where just putting my cigar in its holder is a thrill.
Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes.
The very fact of its finding itself in agreement with other minds perturbs it, so that it hunts for points of divergence, feeling the urgent need to make it clear that at least it reached the same conclusions by a different route.
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
Though analogy is often misleading, it is the least misleading thing we have.
An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
Animals feed; man eats. Only the man of intellect and judgment knows how to eat.
All animals but men know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it -and they do enjoy it as much as man and other circumstances will allow it.
I had always loved beautiful and artistic things, though before leav
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There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.