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Speak the truth and shame the devil.

Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived to be constant companions.
The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his Lord.
Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
Take me to you, imprison me, for I, except you enthrall me, never shall be free, nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.
He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
The easiest way to be cheated is to believe yourself to be more cunning than others.
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, who art as black as hell, as dark as night.
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
In those days he was wiser than he is now -- he used frequently to take my advice.
We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.
What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.
There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine
Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.
They are eloquent who can speak low things acutely, and of great things with dignity, and of moderate things with temper.
The eloquent man is he who is no eloquent speaker, but who is inwardly drunk with a certain belief.
True eloquence consists in saying all that should be said, and that only.
Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.
He is most free from danger, who, even when safe, is on his guard.
A man is a god in ruins.
Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love.
He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
Such is hope, heaven's own gift to struggling mortals, pervading, like some subtle essence from the skies, all things both good and bad.
The darkest day, If you live till tomorrow will have past away.
To give a generous hope to a man of his own nature, is to enrich him immeasurably.
Hope is a waking dream.
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.
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon-shots.
The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity.
People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.
Love is the final end of the world's history, the Amen of the universe.
Love is not blind -- it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
The best way to know God is to love many things.
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
He who leaves nothing to chance will do few things poorly, but he will do few things.
If you're going to do a thing, you should do it thoroughly. If you're going to be a Christian, you may as well be a Catholic.
Today's Catholic church seems to reward authoritarian personalities who are clearly ill, violent, sexually obsessed and unable to remember the past.
Surviving well is your finest revenge.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavor, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.
Chance favors only those who court her.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Mercy is nobility's true badge.
Religion and education are no match for evil without the grace of God.
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.
God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them.
People see God every day; they just don't recognize Him.
A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.
Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.
Of all the characters of cruelty, I consider the most despicable the one that cloaks himself in a garb of mercy.
God may not play dice with the universe, but something strange is going on with the prime numbers.
Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.
Mathematics, rightly viewed, poses not only truth, but supreme beauty a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.
Mathematics would certainly have not come into existence if one had known from the beginning that there was in nature no exactly straight line, no actual circle, no absolute magnitude.
Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; if God talks to you, you are a schizophrenic.
Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
No good deed goes unpunished.
Fundamentalists believe Jesus was God becoming man. I believe that Jesus was man becoming God.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
Only one thing is certain: if pot is legalized, it won't be for our benefit but for the authorities . To have it legalized will also be to lose control of it.
Marijuana is self-punishing. It makes you acutely sensitive, and in this world, what worse punishment could there be?
Cocaine is God's way of saying you're making too much money.
Pharma industry is the art of making billions from milligrams.
Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.
Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.
Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep - pain that cannot forget; Falls drop by drop upon the heart, And in our own despite, against our will, Comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
Nobody saves America by sniffing cocaine, jiggling your knees blankly in the rain, when it snows in your nose you catch cold in your brain.
Woe to you, my Princess, when I come... you shall see who is the stronger, a gentle little girl who doesn't eat enough or a big wild man who has cocaine in his body.
If the devil could be persuaded to write a bible, he would title it, You Only Live Once.
The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it will keep him from preparing himself.
The devil tempts all men, but idle men tempt the devil.
Speak of the Devil and he appears.
At sometime in our lives a devil dwells within us, causes heartbreaks, confusion and troubles, then dies.
The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.
You must have the devil in you to succeed in the arts.
In hell, the Devil is God.
When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half.
A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.
I find it difficult to believe that words have no meaning in themselves, hard as I try. Habits of a lifetime are not lightly thrown aside.
Eating words has never given me indigestion.
Tsze-Kung asked, saying, is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life? The Master said, Is not Reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.
I have never been hurt by what I have not said.
Words of love, are works of love.
No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
Slavery it is that makes slavery; freedom, freedom. The slavery of women happened when the men were slaves of kings.
There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature.
Don't you realize that as long as you have to sit down to pee, you'll never be a dominant force in the world? You'll never be a convincing technocrat or middle manager. Because people will know. She's in there sitting down.
I have always found women difficult. I don't really understand them. To begin with, few women tell the truth.
If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.
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.
.. it's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have.
To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
The one woman who never gives herself is your free woman, who is always giving herself.
You don't know a woman until you have received a letter from her.
War is the trade of Kings.
War is like love, it always finds a way.
All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
It takes twenty years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only twenty seconds of war to destroy him.
Try to eliminate the word SHOULD from your vocabulary. And try doing so without replacing it with OUGHT or YOU BETTER.
I discovered a long time ago that if I helped people get what they wanted, I would always get what I wanted and I would never have to worry.
I want to be what I was when I wanted to be what I am now.
Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover.
I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.
I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
Your friends will know you better in the first minute they meet you than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his joys to his friends, but he joyeth the more; and no man that imparteth his grieves to his friend, but he grieveth the less.
Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. [Proverbs 18:24]
Never shall I forget the time I spent with you. Please continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.
Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
The best time to make friends is before you need them.
A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.
She's beautiful, and therefore to be wooed; She is a woman, therefore to be won.
You have to penetrate a woman's defenses. Getting into her head is a prerequisite to getting into her body.
When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?
He in a few minutes ravished this fair creature, or at least would have ravished her, if she had not, by a timely compliance, prevented him.
Seduction is often difficult to distinguish from rape. In seduction, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine.
If you believe in fate, believe in it, at least, for your good.
Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.
Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.
A gentleman doesn't pounce he glides. If a woman sits on a piece of furniture which permits your sitting beside her, you are free to regard this as an invitation, though not an unequivocal one.

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