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  1. Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.


  2. Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.


  3. If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living.


  4. Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.




  5. All wrong doing is done in the sincere belief that it is the best thing to do.


  6. It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.


  7. It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.


  8. Essential characteristic of the really great novelist: a Christ-like, all-embracing compassion.


  9. Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own.


  10. A first-rate Organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.


  11. Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.


  12. Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality.


  13. Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man.


  14. You wake up in the morning, and your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of un-manufactured tissue of the universe of your life! It is yours. It is the most precious of possessions. No one can take it from you. And no one receives either more or less than you receive.


  15. We need a sense of the value of time -- that is, of the best way to divide one's time into one's various activities.

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  16. The people who live in the past must yield to the people who live in the future. Otherwise the world would begin to turn the other way round.


  17. Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.


  18. Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it.


  19. Well, my deliberate opinion is - it's a jolly strange world.


  20. The traveler, however virginal and enthusiastic, does not enjoy an unbroken ecstasy. He has periods of gloom, periods when he asks himself the object of all these exertions, and puts the question whether or not he is really experiencing pleasure. At such times he suspects that he is not seeing the right things, that the characteristic, the right aspects of these strange scenes are escaping him. He looks forward dully to the days of his holiday yet to pass, and wonders how he will dispose of them. He is disgusted because his money is not more, his command of the language so slight, and his capacity for enjoyment so limited.


  21. Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened.


  22. There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.


  23. We shall never have more time. We have, and always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going... Concentrate on something useful.


  24. A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it.


  25. You wake up in the morning, and lo! your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of the magic tissue of the universe of your life. No one can take it from you. No one receives either more or less than you receive. Waste your infinitely precious commodity as much as you will, and the supply will never be withheld from you. Moreover, you cannot draw on the future. Impossible to get into debt. You can only waste the passing movements. You cannot waste tomorrow. It is kept for you.


  26. It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable.


  27. Because her instinct has told her, or because she has been reliably informed, the faded virgin knows that the supreme joys are not for her; she knows by a process of the intellect; but she can feel her deprivation no more than the young mother can feel the hardship of the virgin's lot.


  28. Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.


  29. It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.


  30. There can be no doubt that the average man blames much more than he praises. His instinct is to blame. If he is satisfied he says nothing; if he is not, he most illogically kicks up a row.


  31. The price of Justice is eternal publicity.


  32. Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.


  33. The supply of time is a daily miracle. You wake up in the morning and lo! Your purse is magnificently filled with 24 hours of the unmanufactured tissue of the universe of life. It is yours! The most precious of your possessions.

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  34. It is well, when one is judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.


  35. To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists.


  36. The moment you're born you're done for.



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