A man can stand anything except a succession of ordinary days.

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A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.

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Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.

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Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.

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All truly wise thoughts have been thoughts already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.

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Anecdotes and maxims are rich treasures to the man of the world, for he knows how to introduce the former at fit place in conversation.

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As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

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Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay.

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Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one.

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Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.

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