Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious.
George Bernard Shaw
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I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.
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Rare virtues are like rare plants or animals, things that have not been able to hold their own in the world. A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner but more durable metal.
Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
He that pursues fame with just claims, trusts his happiness to the winds; but he that endeavors after it by false merit, has to fear, not only the violence of the storm, but the leaks of his vessel.
A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those worth committing.
Suppose the world were only one of God’s jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one?
Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.