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The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.


The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge.

Ambrose Bierce

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.

Hosea Ballou

If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.

William Blake

Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.

Margaret Fuller

An absolutely new idea is one of the rarest things known to man.

Thomas More

Fashion is made to become unfashionable.

Coco Chanel

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.

Maya Angelou

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi

Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

What do I owe to my times, to my country, to my neighbors, to my friends? Such are the questions which a virtuous man ought often to ask himself.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.


Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.

Thomas Paine

There is no victory at bargain basement prices.

Dwight David Eisenhower

Forgiveness is the final form of love.

Reinhold Niebuhr

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.

Henry Ward Beecher

It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.

Benjamin Franklin

Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.

Walter Winchell

How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.

John Burroughs

No, I'm no enemy to learning; it hurts not me.

William Congreve

Neutrality is at times a graver sin than belligerence.

Louis D. Brandeis

Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.

Napoleon Bonaparte

If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know.

Thomas Wolfe

Life is so unlike theory.

Anthony Trollope
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