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A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.   Life
A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular s...   Life
A man's face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than hi...   Life
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.   Life
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second,...   Life
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other peopl...   Life
As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a smal...   Life
Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being ...   Life
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to r...   Life
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.   Change
Compassion is the basis of morality.   Life
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; eve...   Life
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits o...   Life
Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.   Life
Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the lim...   Life
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an unce...   Life
Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the worl...   Life
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude...   Life
Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.   Life
I've never know any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.   Life
If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninte...   Life
If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect pro...   Life
In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great h...   Life
In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters ...   Life
It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.   Life
It is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are.   Life
It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life i...   Life
It is with trifles, and when he is off guard, that a man best reveals ...   Life
It's the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and...   Life
Just as the largest library, badly arranged, is not so useful as a ver...   Life
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.   Life
Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.   Life
Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer c...   Life
Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capa...   Life
Only a male intellect clouded by the sexual drive could call the stunt...   Life
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.   Life
Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of ...   Life
Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive elem...   Life
Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in...   Life
The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things o...   Life
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be...   Life
The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false...   Life
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply...   Life
The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the i...   Life
The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received wit...   Life
The man never feels the want of what it never occurs to him to ask for...   Life
The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems t...   Life
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.   Life
The wise have always said the same things, and fools, who are the majo...   Life
There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in...   Life
They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that s...   Death
To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to re...   Life
To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you hav...   Life
To free a person from error is to give, and not to take away.   Life
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.   Life
We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves to be like other people.   Life
We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other peopl...   Life
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; ...   Life
Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity.   Life
Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his s...   Life
With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with tho...   Life
Without books the development of civilization would have been impossib...   Life