Genius might be described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds.
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For truth is precious and divine Too rich a pearl for carnal swine.
An apology for the devil it must be remembered that we have heard only one side of the case God has written all the books.
He that is down can fall no lower.
Logic is like the sword: those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.
Loyalty is still the same, Whether it win or lose the game True as a dial to the sun, Although it be not shined upon.
God is Love -- I dare say. But what a mischievous devil Love is
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.
God cannot alter the past, but historians can.
All philosophies, if you ride them, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.
Water is the driving force of all nature.
Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.
Failure is authentic, and because it's authentic, it's real and genuine, and because of that, it's a pure state of being.
You can change your world by changing your words... Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.
I love where I'm from. I don't live there because of the circumstances, but all my family is there. It's what's inside, it's not what's outside that determines the culture and the feeling.
A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.
Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it.
The wish for healing has always been half of health.
He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.