A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
Blessed are they who have nothing to say and who cannot be persuaded to say it.
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
Borrowed garments never keep one warm.
Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof.
Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.
Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
Each day the world is born anew for him who takes it rightly.
Endurance is the crowning quality, and patience all the passion of great hearts.
Fate loves the fearless.
Folks never understand the folks they hate.
Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.
Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
It is curious how tyrannical the habit of reasoning is.
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself.
No mud can soil us but the mud we throw.
Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is.
The better part of every man's education is that which he gives himself.
The brain can be easy to buy, but the heart never comes to market.
The devil loves nothing better than the intolerance of reformers.
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
The misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
Toward no crimes have men shown themselves so cold-bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief.
Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.
Tyranny is always weakness.
Whatever else you may be sure of, be sure of this: that you are dreadfully like other people.
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