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True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.
True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law.
James A. Baldwin
Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion.
Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.
Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the thinking.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.
James F. Cooper
Often times when you face such an overwhelming challenge as global climate change, it can be somewhat daunting - it's kind of like trying to lose weight, which I know something about.
You can go into neighborhoods in the United States where people dress a certain way because they don't want to be out of touch, where boys wear pants down to their knees, which nobody has compelled them to do but they pick up the cultural norms, or where girls are improperly dressed by my eyes, but that's what they see in the media.
I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.
A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist.
Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony, which means that eighty percent of the world takes everything at face value.
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear.
Marquis de Sade
There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.
Orison Swett Marden
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending.
There is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy.
I am an intelligent river which has reflected successively all the banks before which it has flowed by meditating only on the images offered by those changing shores.
Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.
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