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All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
Life is a matter about which we are lost if we reason either too much or too little.
If life must not be taken too seriously-then so neither must death.
Adversity, if a man is set down to it by degrees, is more supportable with equanimity by most people than any great prosperity arrived at in a single lifetime.
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy, but he who has shown the most forbearance and the better temper.
Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself, and the more he tries to conceal himself the more clearly will his character appear in spite of him.
The youth of an art is, like the youth of anything else, its most interesting period.
Brevity is very good, When we are, or are not understood.
There is one thing certain, namely, that we can have nothing certain; therefore it is not certain that we can have nothing certain.
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