"We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases."
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"Although the masters make the rules for the wise men and the fools got nothing, Ma, to live up to."
"Without alienation, there can be no politics."
"Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse."
"Alimony -- the ransom that the happy pay to the devil."
"Union may be strength, but it is mere blind brute strength unless wisely directed."
"Coalitions though successful have always found this, that their triumph has been brief."
"Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none."
"'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world."
"No people do so much harm as those who go about doing good."
"That must be wonderful; I have no idea of what it means."
"Clearly spoken, Mr. Fogg; you explain English by Greek."
"I fear explanations explanatory of things explained."
"Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators."
"Ambition -- it is the last infirmity of noble minds."
"All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind."
"What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me."
"'Tis not what man does which exalts him, but what man Would do!"
"Ambition is not what man does... but what man would do."
"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?"
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