Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil -- not the strength to choose between the two.
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John Cheever (May 27, 1912June 18, 1982) was an American novelist and short story writer, sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs." His The Stories of John Cheever won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1979.
I'm female, taken
I'm female, say nothing
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
In this world there are two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The last is much the worst.
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