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There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
As life runs on, the road grows strange With faces new,-and near the end The milestones into headstones change, 'Neath every one a friend.
Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
Sentiment is intellectualized emotion; emotion precipitated, as it were, in pretty crystals by the fancy.
Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not.
The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
There is no good arguing with the inevitible. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
They talk about their Pilgrim blood, Their birthright high and holy A mountain-stream that ends in mud Methinks is melancholy.
This imputation of inconsistency is one to which every sound politician and every honest thinker must sooner or later subject himself. The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion.
Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.
We live in oppressive times. We have, as a nation, become our own thought police but instead of calling the process by which we limit our expression of dissent and wonder 'censorship,' we call it 'concern for commercial viability.'
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