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Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as oil does above water.
It is very difficult to be wholly joyous or wholly sad on this earth. The comic, when it is human, soon takes upon itself a face of pain and some of our griefs . . . have their source in weaknesses which must be recognized with smiling compassion as the common inheritance of us all.
One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars and the world will be better for this.
'Tis an old saying, the Devil lurks behind the cross. All is not gold that glitters. From the tail of the plough, Bamba was made King of Spain and from his silks and riches was Rodrigo cast to be devoured by the snakes.
I never thrust my nose into other men's porridge. It is no bread and butter of mine every man for himself, and God for us all.
There is a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us out flat some time or other.
'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies runs with one, walks gravely with another turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame it wounds one, another it kills like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning for there is no force able to resist it.
Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
It is the part of a wise man to keep himself to-day for to-morrow, and not to venture all his eggs in one basket.
Many count their chickens before they are hatched and where they expect bacon, meet with broken bones.
There are men that will make you books, and turn them loose into the world, with as much dispatch as they would do a dish of fritters.
There is a time for some things, and a time for all things a time for great things, and a time for small things.
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