Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Quote by Alexander Pope
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It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow necked bottles the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out.
Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise!
Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.
A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Like bubbles on the sea of matter borne, They rise, they break, and to that sea return.
I want to change things for the better, just like everybody else.
The best road to progress is freedom's road.
Events are the best teacher for us. You try to learn from people, there is always some bend to it.
Forgiveness is to be the absolute completeness regardless any fault; but oftentimes, we are careful enough to ask for others forgiveness, also forgive others, but commit the biggest crime by forgetting to forgive ourselves.
I'm Irish. I think about death all the time.
The advice of their elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
I have a love interest in every one of my films: a gun.
The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.