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If the secret sorrows of everyone could be read on their forehead, how many who now cause envy would suddenly become the objects of pity.

In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines; and, I believe, Dorothy, you'll own I have been pretty fond of an old wife.
Do let him read the papers. But not while you accusingly tiptoe around the room, or perch much like a silent bird of prey on the edge of your most uncomfortable chair. (He will read them anyway, and he should read them, so let him choose his own good time.) Don't make a big exit. Just go. But kiss him quickly, before you go, otherwise he might think you are angry; he is used to suspecting he is doing something wrong.
Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
I usually need a can of beer to prime me.
Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be.
Be not angry that you cannot make another what you wish them to be; since you cannot make yourself what you wish to be.
Do not let your peace depend on the hearts of men; whatever they say about you, good or bad, you are not because of it another man, for as you are, you are.
It is no little wisdom for a man to keep himself in silence and in good peace when evil words are spoken to him, and to turn his heart to God and not to be troubled with man's judgment.

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