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An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say 'Gentlemen' to the person with whom he is conversing.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
I just didn't want to get out there anymore; I didn't want to get back into what I call 'the swamp.' And the other reason why is I don't think it's good for the presidency for a former president to be opining about his successor. President Obama's got plenty of critics - and I'm just not gonna be one.
George W. Bush
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
George Bush is a fan of mine, he came to see me in the Seventies. His coke dealer brought him.
Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
James Russell Lowell
I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams... Man... is above all the plaything of his memory.
What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation.
Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession.
A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table.
My uncle Sammy was an angry man. He had printed on his tombstone: What are you looking at?
Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye.
The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.
Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.
I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth.
The Cardinal is at his wit's end - it is true that he had not far to go.
An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
No one is happy all his life long.
It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents.
The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth.
Each man is good in His sight. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.
The woman who appeals to a man's vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him.
When we take our eyes off the whirl of day-to-day activity and concentrate on honoring Him and following in His way, we find a consistent peace that carries us through both plenty and poverty.
The way to kill a man or a nation is to cut off his dreams, the way the whites are taking care of the Indians: killing their dreams, their magic, their familiar spirits.
William S. Burroughs
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
The French want no-one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction.
Alexis de Tocqueville
A great reader seldom recognizes his solitude.
Proclaim human equality as loudly as you like, Witless will serve his brother.
Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?
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