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    It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, "The Beryl Coronet".

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Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you're going to be thinking tomorrow.

Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you're going to be thinking tomorrow.

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If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.

If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.

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How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a read more

How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.

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You create your opportunities by asking for them.

You create your opportunities by asking for them.

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Civilization rests on a set of promises; if the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how read more

Civilization rests on a set of promises; if the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on the promises; if hope and faith go, everything goes.

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Do not assume that she who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that read more

Do not assume that she who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. Her life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, she would never have been able to find these words.

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Oh, how bitter it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.

Oh, how bitter it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.

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No one is entitled to the truth.

No one is entitled to the truth.

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The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.

The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.

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