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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
He who spends his time reading aphorisms of another to have one of his own, has no time or brains to have any of his own.
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character. The only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionaries are philosophers and saints.
There's nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
Hell, there are no rules here -- we're trying to accomplish something.
If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.
Death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down. The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is.
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is its own troubles.
Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.
When angry, count to ten before you speak; when very angry, a hundred.
I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works.