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"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up." Happiness 3.7 avg (16 votes)
"The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are." Money 3.3 avg (3 votes)
"The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year." Holidays 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"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." Friendship 4.6 avg (9 votes)
"The man who carries a cat by the tail learns something that can be learned in no other way." Experience 4.4 avg (14 votes)
"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them." Reading 4.8 avg (28 votes)
"The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not." Health 4.7 avg (16 votes)
"The problem is not that we have too many fools, it's that the lightning isn't distributed right." Comedy 4.8 avg (33 votes)
"The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it." Truth & Lies 4.3 avg (4 votes)
"The reason why truth is so much stranger than fiction is that there is no requirement for it to be consistent." Truth & Lies 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"There are laws to protect the freedom of the press's speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press." Writing 4.8 avg (12 votes)
"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." Food 4.4 avg (10 votes)
"There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice." Miscellaneous 4.4 avg (10 votes)
"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (18 votes)
"To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did. I ought to know because I've done it a thousand times." Comedy 4.1 avg (16 votes)
"Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (21 votes)
"Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody." Miscellaneous 4.5 avg (6 votes)
"We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going, and then go with the drove." Miscellaneous 3.8 avg (5 votes)
"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." Experience 4.5 avg (21 votes)
"Well enough for old folks to rise early, because they have done so many mean things all their lives they can't sleep anyhow." Age, Sleep 4.6 avg (12 votes)

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