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“Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?”
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“We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.”
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“Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.”
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“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.”
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“‎Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.”
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“Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.”
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“All words are pegs to hang ideas on.”
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“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
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“A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.”
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“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”
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“Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.”
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“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is, that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.”
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“Adversity, if for no other reason, is of benefit, since it is sure to bring a season of sober reflection. People see clearer at such times. Storms purify the atmosphere.”
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“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road.”
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“Now comes the mystery! (last words)”
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“Hold yourself to a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.”
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“No man is more cheated than the selfish man.”
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“There are more quarrels smothered by just shutting your mouth, and holding it shut, than by all the wisdom in the world.”
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“Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep burning, unquenchable.”
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“Books are the windows through
which the soul looks out.”
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“No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on the proper occasions."
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“Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.”
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“Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength. ”
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“There is no friendship, no love, like that of the mother for the child.”
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“I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one. ”
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“I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.”
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“Alas! Where is human nature so weak as in the book-store?”
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“No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is in the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has”
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“A little library, growing every year, is an honorable part of a man’s history. It is a man’s duty to have books.”
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“If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost.”
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