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"The problem is not that we have too many fools, it's that the lightning isn't distributed right."
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."
"It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare."
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
"Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned."
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."
"If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way."
"I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened."
"The man who carries a cat by the tail learns something that can be learned in no other way."
"We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore."
"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please."
"Your faith is what you believe, not what you know."
"When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."
"Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain."
"Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside."
"There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry."
"The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money."
"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."
"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with."
"Happiness is a Swedish sunset; it is there for all, but most of us look the other way and lose it."
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