Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad.
George Bernard Shaw
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Money is indeed the most important thing in the world; and all sound and successful personal and national morality should have this fact for its basis.
The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls: in short, behaving as if you were in Heaven, where there are no third-class carriages, and one soul is as good as another.
This is the true joy in life: Being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it what I can. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
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The perch swallows the grub-worm, the pickerel swallows the perch, and the fisherman swallows the pickerel; and so all the chinks in the scale of being are filled.
To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.
If I have said something to hurt a man once, I shall not get the better of this by saying many things to please him.
The person is a poor judge who by an action can be disgraced more in failing than they can be honored in succeeding.