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The only weapon that becomes sharper with constant use is the tongue.

Anonymous Quotes

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The unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates Quotes

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Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.

Socrates Quotes

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If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.

Socrates Quotes

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Wind buffs up empty bladders; opinion, fools.

Socrates Quotes

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If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.

Socrates Quotes

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He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.

Socrates Quotes

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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

Socrates Quotes

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For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.

Ethel Barrymore Quotes

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My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed.... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.

St. Augustine Quotes

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A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.

Anonymous Quotes

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Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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There is a sort of veteran woman of condition, who, having lived always in the grand monde, and having possibly had some gallantries, together with the experience of five and twenty or thirty years, form a young fellow better than all the rules that can be given him. Wherever you go, make some of those women your friends; which a very little matter will do. Ask their advice, tell them your doubts or difficulties as to your behavior; but take great care not to drop one word of their experience; for experience implies age, and the suspicion of age, no woman, let her be ever so old, ever forgives.

Lord Chesterfield Quotes

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Character is the sum and total of a person's choices.

P. B. Fitzwater Quotes

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A little experience often upsets a lot of theory.

Cadman Quotes

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Either you think -- or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes

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Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives, and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique.

Anonymous Quotes

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Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferior, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer. Be what you say; and, within the rules of prudence, say what you are.

Anonymous Quotes

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Foxhunting... the unspeakable pursuing the inedible.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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You create your opportunities by asking for them.

Patty Hansen Quotes

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Everyone in our culture wants to win a prize. Perhaps that is the grand lesson we have taken with us from kindergarten in the age of perversions of Dewey-style education: everyone gets a ribbon, and praise becomes a meaningless narcotic to soothe egoistic distemper.

Gerald Early Quotes

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Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man.

Felix Frankfurter Quotes

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A blank helpless sort of face, rather like a rose just before you drench it with D.D.T.

John Carey Quotes

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What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God.

Monica Baldwin Quotes

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With so much information now online, it is exceptionally easy to simply dive in and drown.

Alfred Glossbrenner Quotes

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