Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
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We should always have three friends in our lives-one who walks ahead who we look up to and follow; one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; and then, one who we reach back for and bring along after we’ve cleared the way.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it.
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.
In sculpture did ever anybody call the Apollo a fancy piece? Or say of the Laocoon how it might be made different? A masterpiece of art has in the mind a fixed place in the chain of being, as much as a plant or a crystal.
I hate a fellow whom pride, or cowardice, or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl; let him come out as I do, and bark.
You’ll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that. Would Columbus have discovered America if he’d said What if I sink on the way over? What if I meet pirates? What if I never come back?’ He wouldn’t even have started.