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The surprises of thought are like those of love: they wear out. But here too you can carry on for read more

The surprises of thought are like those of love: they wear out. But here too you can carry on for a long time doing your conjugal duty.

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Thinking more than others about our own thoughts is not self-centeredness. It means that if asked what's on our mind, read more

Thinking more than others about our own thoughts is not self-centeredness. It means that if asked what's on our mind, we are less likely to mention being aware of the world around us, and more likely to mention our inner reflections. But we are less likely to mention thinking about other people.

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Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

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Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom.

Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom.

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Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.

Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.

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The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.

The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.

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Common experience is the gold reserve which confers an exchange value on the currency which words are; without this reserve read more

Common experience is the gold reserve which confers an exchange value on the currency which words are; without this reserve of shared experiences, all our pronouncements are checks drawn on insufficient funds.

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Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.

Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.

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Promise is most given when the least is said.

Promise is most given when the least is said.

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