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Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, read more

Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are -- chaff and grain together -- certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away….

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If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, read more

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

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Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write read more

Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferior, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer. Be what you say; and, within the rules of prudence, say what you are.

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Don't expect mangoes when you plant papayas.

Don't expect mangoes when you plant papayas.

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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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The simplest explanation is that it doesn't make sense.

The simplest explanation is that it doesn't make sense.

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A Code of Honor: Never approach a friend's girlfriend or wife with
mischief as your goal. There are just too read more

A Code of Honor: Never approach a friend's girlfriend or wife with
mischief as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to
justify that sort of dishonorable behavior. Unless she's really
attractive.

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The greatest potential for control the ends to exist at the point where action takes place.

The greatest potential for control the ends to exist at the point where action takes place.

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We live in deeds, not years: In thoughts not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should read more

We live in deeds, not years: In thoughts not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.

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