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Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.

To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
Emotions have taught mankind to reason.
We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.
Lifestyles and sex roles are passed from parents to children as inexorably as blue eyes or small feet.
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice.
Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor's noisy party than being there.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.
Management by objective works -- if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't.
The private control of credit is the modern form of slavery.
A man's very highest moment is, I have no doubt at all, when he kneels in the dust, and beats his breast, and tells all the sins of his life.
I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.
If the people have no bread, let them eat cake.
The worst men often give the best advice.
Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
Never insult an alligator until you've crossed the river.
The mind is lowered through association with inferiors. With equals it attains equality; and with superiors, superiority.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.

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