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The friendships which last are those wherein each friend respects the other's dignity to the point of not really wanting anything from him.
The true work of art is the one which the seventh wave of genius throws up the beach where the undertow of time cannot drag it back.
While thought exists, words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living.
Those of us who were brought up as Christians and who have lost our faith have retained the Christian sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action.
No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.
Civilization is an active deposit which is formed by the combustion of the Present with the Past. Neither in countries without a Present nor in those without a Past is it to be discovered.
It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
No one over thirty-five is worth meeting who has not something to teach us,-something more than we could learn ourselves, from a book.
Doing is overrated, and success undesirable, but the bitterness of failure even more so.
Happiness lies in the fulfillment of the spirit through the body.
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I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
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Before God we are all equally wise-equally foolish.
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Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
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Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources
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Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong. Sometimes it's letting go.
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