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The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves; and this of course is…
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is to little.
I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories.
Indeed, there is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted.
Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business.
A woman’s whole life is a history of the affections.
I’ve had it with you and your emotional constipation!
Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without; and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence,…
He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.
It is not poverty so much as pretense that harasses a ruined man – the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse –…
Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.
There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that…
There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble.
Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.
The easiest thing to do, whenever you fail, is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes.
Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.
The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use.
One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.
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