A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.

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A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.

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Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness. Past and Present 1843

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Do the duty which lieth nearest to thee! Thy second duty will already have become clearer.

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Enjoy things which are pleasant; that is not the evil: it is the reducing of our moral self to slavery by them that is.

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Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.

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France was a long despotism tempered by epigrams.

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Happy are the people whose annals are blank in history books

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If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.

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If you are ever in doubt as to whether or not you should kiss a pretty girl, give her the benefit of the doubt.

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