We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks, if we agree with him.
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The trouble with you Chicago people is that you think you are the best people down here, whereas you are merely the most numerous.
More quotes about Wisdom
Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
The betrothed and accepted lover has lost the wildest charms of his maiden by her acceptance. She was heaven while he pursued her, but she cannot be heaven if she stoops to one such as he!
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
I’m taking more time to listen to myself. It’s allowed me to be an aggressive bad ass, calling it as I see it
Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, all knife and root-puller, but guiding, instructive, inspiring.
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.