Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.
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When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in confederacy against him.
Argument is the worst sort of conversation.
The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
Fine words! I wonder where you stole them.
He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.
I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.
When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
How is it possible to expect mankind to take advice when they will not so much as take warning
It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by Providence as an evil to mankind.
Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.
We have in this country a federal government that increasingly is engaged in trying to determine which business, which regions, which industries will succeed, which will not through a whole range of economic development, regional development corporate subsidization programs.
It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.
Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
If a person doesn't change, there's something really wrong with him.
Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.
Marriage is not about age it's about finding the right person.