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"Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age."
"Ability will never catch up with the demand for it."
"Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without."
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."
"To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right."
"When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health and our happiness. Our enemies would dance with joy if only they knew how they were worrying us, lacerating us, and getting even with us! Our hate is not hurting them at al, but our hate is turning our days and nights into a hellish turmoil."
"I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned."
"If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity."
"Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization."
"The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come."
"If there is one sound the follows the march of humanity, it is the scream."
"There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are. At that point, a gathering danger must be directly confronted. At that point, we must show that beyond our resolutions is actual resolve."
"It ain't braggin' if you can back it up."
"I'm never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things. I don't do any thing. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that any more."
"The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue."
"They sicken of the calm who know the storm."
"This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it."
"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks."
"That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment."
"Every year, back comes Spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked up with plants."
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