Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
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Logic is like the sword: those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
It is in the uncompromisingness with which dogma is held and not in the dogma, or want of dogma, that the danger lies.
He that is down can fall no lower.
Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty.
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.
If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.
I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
It does not matter much what a man hates provided he hates something.
I consider being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill.
Don't think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
Let us, then be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labour and to wait.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
It's good to know how to read, but it's dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you're reading.
One's work usually occupies more than half of one's waking life. Choosing work that does not bring happiness will lead to a life that is mostly disappointing.
Even when I was a little kid, I always said I would be in the movies one day, and damned if I didn't make it.
There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.