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To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.

A man cannot be made comfortable without his own approval.
When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.
Forget and forgive. This is not difficult when properly understood. It means forget inconvenient duties, then forgive yourself for forgetting. By rigid practice and stern determination, it comes easy.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
I was young and foolish then; now I am old and foolisher.
Adam was the luckiest man; he had no mother-in-law.
We are always too busy for our children; we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Duties are not performed for duty's sake, but because their neglect would make the man uncomfortable. A man performs but one duty --the duty of contenting his spirit, the duty of making himself agreeable to himself.
Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.
I have never seen a man as fond of virtue as of women.
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
Consideration for others is the basic of a good life, a good society.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Have no friends not equal to yourself.
It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
There's always something about your success that displeases even your best friends.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
When one has tasted it [Watermelon] he knows what the angels eat.
The parents age must be remembered, both for joy and anxiety.
Hope and fear are inseparable.
A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature. She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way, and works within whatever system she is in.
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even out virtues.
Eroticism is like a dance: one always leads the other.
No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the sources of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
It's not the drinking to be blamed, but the excess.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality. There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts, more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts in this country than there are narcotics addicts.
Sex is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other.
Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go it's one of the best.
The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.
The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is What does a woman want?
Alcohol is barren. The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day.
Men and women are limited not by the place of their birth, not by the color of their skin, but by the size of their hope.
The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
The men whom I have seen succeed best in life always have been cheerful and hopeful men; who went about their business with a smile on their faces; and took the changes and chances of this mortal life like men; facing rough and smooth alike as it came.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Let hope inspire you, but let not idealism blind you. Proverb Don't look back, you can never look back.
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
Hope is the parent of faith.
Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after.
Hope is the dream of a waking man.
Hope is a waking dream.
Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing. Taboos after all are only hangovers, the product of diseased minds, you might say, of fearsome people who hadn't the courage to live and who under the guise of morality and religion have imposed these things upon us.

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