When Satan makes impure verses, Allah sends a divine tune to cleanse them.
George Bernard Shaw
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It is a woman’s business to get married as soon as possible, and a man’s to keep unmarried as long as he can.
A man who has no office to go to – I don’t care who he is – is a trial of which you can have no conception.
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The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large mattertis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.
It is easy – terribly easy – to shake a man’s faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a man’s spirit is devil’s work.
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience!
There is much pain that is quite noiseless; and vibrations that make human agonies are often a mere whisper in the roar of hurrying existence. There are glances of hatred that stab and raise no cry of murder; robberies that leave man or woman for ever beggared of peace and joy, yet kept secret by the sufferer –committed to no sound except that of low moans in the night, seen in no writing except that made on the face by the slow months of suppressed anguish and early morning tears. Many an inherited sorrow that has marred a life has been breathed into no human ear.
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good;be good for something.All fables, indeed, have their morals; but the innocent enjoy the story. Let nothing come between you and the light. Respect men and brothers only. When you travel to the Celestial City, carry no letter of introduction. When you knock, ask to see God,
There is no way to success in art but to take off your coat, grind paint, and work like a digger on the railroad, all day and every day.
Tobacco and opium have broad backs, and will cheerfully carry the load of armies, if you choose to make them pay high for such joy as they give and such harm as they do.
Do we not wile away moments of inanity or fatigued waiting by repeating some trivial movement or sound, until the repetition has bred a want, which is incipient habit?