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The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow.
A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.
The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.
Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You're never as good as you'd like to be. So there's always something to hope for.
Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.
I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories.
Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds, but these will gradually roll away and disappear as it ascends to its steady luster.
Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is to little.
Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business.
Indeed, there is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted.
The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves; and this of course is to be effected by stratagem.
The land of literature is a fairy land to those who view it at a distance, but, like all other landscapes, the charm fades on a nearer approach, and the thorns and briars become visible.
Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.
Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs? No - no, your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears.
There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place.
It is not poverty so much as pretense that harasses a ruined man - the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse - the keeping up of a hollow show that must soon come to an end.
Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without; and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence, though deficient in personal charms, than I have been by the most regular beauty.
He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.
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