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"When you sell a man a book you don't sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life."
"We've had bad luck with our kids - they've all grown up."
"Think, every day, something no one else is thinking."
"There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way."
"There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen."
"There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning."
"The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness."
"People like to imagine that because all our mechanical equipment moves so much faster, that we are thinking faster, too."
"Only the sinner has the right to preach."
"My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed."
"Men talk of "finding God," but no wonder it is difficult; He is hidden in that darkest hiding-place, your heart. You yourself are a part of Him."
"Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it."
Life & Death
"In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty."
"If we discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them."
"Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs."
"Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water."
"Few girls are as well shaped as a good horse."
"Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age."
"Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting."
"Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain."
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