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I've had it with you and your emotional constipation!
A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.
There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble.
A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.
The easiest thing to do, whenever you fail, is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes.
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.
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is to little.
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.
I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories.
Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.
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.
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.
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