Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries and kept alive by a perpetual succession of miracles rising into view.

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Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity and yet as if nat

Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.

Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the

Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the person whom he entirely loves.

Method is not less requisite in conversation than in writing provided a man would talk to make hims

Method is not less requisite in conversation than in writing, provided a man would talk to make himself understood.

I will indulge my sorrows and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.

I will indulge my sorrows and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.

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    Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.

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    The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance--and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.

    The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.

    The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.

    The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.

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