If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not an example.
George Bernard Shaw
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My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.
All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.
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Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
The mass never comes up to the standard of its best member, but on the contrary degrades itself to a level with the lowest.
The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay, or dislike hourly increased by causes too slender for complaint, and too numerous for removal.
Tis very certain that each man carries in his eye the exact indication of his rank in the immense scale of men, and we are always learning to read it. A complete man should need no auxiliaries to his personal presence.
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.
I have had to learn that my voice has value. And if I don’t use it, what’s the point of being in the room?