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All About Life
Kernals of Wisdom
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Life's Too Short for Chess
All About Life
Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.
Education comes from within you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
Witticism. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted
what the Philistine is pleased to call a ''joke.''
Fill it up. I take as large draughts of liquor as I did of love. I hate
a flincher in either.
Laws are felt only when the individual comes into conflict with them.
People who live in glass houses should take out insurance.
A good conscience is a continual feast.
What is not in the open street is false, derived, that is to say, literature.
The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to
get heaven into him.
An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London
telephone directory sound enthralling.
Resolve and thou art free.
No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading,
or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
You must understand that seeing is believing, but also know that believing
Life's too short for chess.
Immortality is the genius to move others long after you yourself have
The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned
to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.
What is the use of your pedigrees?
If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act, you have neglected
much, and most of all yourself.
Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.
When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign,
that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
The fact that it had never been done before made it even more irresistible.
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to
live at the expense of everybody else.
Life is a great surprise. I don't see why death should not be an even
The best leaders... almost without exception and at every level, are
master users of stories and symbols.
The taste of defeat has a richness of experience all its own.
It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and
the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Great causes and little men go ill together.
A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness,
and just stupid enough to admire it.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
There is no wisdom like frankness.
I will soon be going out to shape all the singing tomorrows.
The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest.
The moment avoiding failure becomes your motivation, you're down the
path of inactivity.
You stumble only if you're moving.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
The best part of married life is the fights. The rests is merely so.
The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.
Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and
often thinks they have.
He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most.
God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for
Things were bad but now they are OK.
To innovate is not to reform.
We would rather speak badly of ourselves than not talk about ourselves
Custom reconciles us to everything.
The world leans on us. When we sag, the whole world seems to droop.
Hide not your talents. They for
use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade. Atheism is easy in fair weather.
The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome
and meaningful work.
I am deliberate and afraid of nothing. I really lack the words to compliment
There are only two problems in my life. The political ones are insoluble
and the economic ones are incomprehensible.
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.
My unconscious knows more about the consciousness of the psychologist
than his consciousness knows about my unconscious.
Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.
The personal appropriation of clichTs is a condition for the spread
of cultural tourism.
I can't be bitter. No one has a contract on life.
Assertiveness is not what you do, it's who you are!
I want to be remembered as the
guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field.
All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based
on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.
A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
Dear me! I must be turning into a god.
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form.
You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality.
Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass
We movie stars all end up by ourselves. Who knows? Maybe we want to.
You know how you hate to be interrupted, so why are you always doing
it to me.
Tell a person they are brave and you help them become so.
The human body is a peculiar device, pat it on the back and the head
For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what
he longs to attain.
We all leave footprints in the sand, the question is, will we be a big
heal, or a great soul.
Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.
A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a