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No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he read more

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.

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Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they read more

Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head, make their point of constructive criticism and continue on in calm forbearance. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.

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Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.

Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.

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Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.

Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.

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The great recipe for success is to work, and always work.

The great recipe for success is to work, and always work.

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There are some people who knock the pyramids because they don't have elevators.

There are some people who knock the pyramids because they don't have elevators.

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Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.

Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.

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Success is not something I've wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that's true, big-time read more

Success is not something I've wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that's true, big-time success. If not, it's much ado about nothing. [On the prospects for his 1997 movies The Rainmaker and Good Will Hunting].

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Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.

Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.

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