"Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous."
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"The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world."
"There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life."
"There is nothing that will kill a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself."
"In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations."
"More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us."
"The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men."
"Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love."
"Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be a monster."
"A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man."
"Where women love each other, men learn to smother their mutual dislike."
"Men's men: gentle or simple, they're much of a muchness."
"All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation."
"Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution."
"Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest."
"Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion."
"Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms."
"What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?"
"Might, could, would --they are contemptible auxiliaries."
"The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words."
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