"We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves."
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"I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence."
"Our words have wings, but fly not where we would."
"The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history."
"People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate."
"That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise."
"Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return."
"What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?"
"Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being."
"Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems."
"It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees."
"Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it."
"Blows are sarcasm's turned stupid."
"Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress."
"One way of getting an idea of our fellow-countrymen's miseries is to go and look at their pleasures."
"We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been."
"In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness."
"What makes life dreary is the want of a motive."
"The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best."
"Prophecy is the most gratuitous form of error."
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