Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
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The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on which depends the rest of our days.
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Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
Above all, we must avoid the pitfalls of tribalism. If we are divided among ourselves on tribal lines, we open our doors to foreign intervention and its potentially harmful consequences.
Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books – even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome.
The true charm of pedestrianism does not lie in the walking, or in the scenery, but in the talking. The walking is good to time the movement of the tongue by, and to keep the blood and the brain stirred up and active; the scenery and the woodsy smells are good to bear in upon a man an unconscious and unobtrusive charm and solace to eye and soul and sense; but the supreme pleasure comes from the talk.