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Oscar Wilde
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Edmund Burke
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Jonathan Swift
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Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success. Oscar Wilde

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde
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Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. C.S. Lewis

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. C.S. Lewis

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. Oscar Wilde

People who express suicidal feelings are least likely to act on them. Sinead O'Connor
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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde

Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes. Oscar Wilde

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds. Edmund Burke

A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest. C.S. Lewis

Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations. Oliver Goldsmith

True friends stab you in the front. Oscar Wilde

The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us. C.S. Lewis

May you live every day of your life. Jonathan Swift
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One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good. Jonathan Swift

If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world. C.S. Lewis
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I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality. James Joyce

Those who know the least obey the best. George Farquhar

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde

No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond. C.S. Lewis
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Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated. George Bernard Shaw
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We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. George Bernard Shaw

Punctuality is the thief of time Oscar Wilde

Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two. Oscar Wilde

Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed. Oscar Wilde

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats

The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. Oscar Wilde
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Murder is always a mistake. One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner. Oscar Wilde

We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature. Edmund Burke



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