there are virtues which are very well in the abstract, but which, encountered in the flesh, can be a source of extreme irritation.
Anyone who pretends not to be interested in money is either a fool or a knave.
Take things as they come. Take things as they are. What does it matter? There's one end to everything.
When you've just made the most complete fool of yourself, you feel the need of a specially high horse to ride.
The fact is, people who don't have any misfortunes are very irritating to their neighbours. No opportunities for popping in with condolences and new-laid eggs. No visits to the afflicted. No opportunities for the milk of human kindness to flow. Naturally it doesn't.
Any road is bound to arrive somewhere if you follow it far enough
A lie that is half a truth is ever the hardest to fight.
One cannot withdraw from the life of the community. Injury to one member of it cannot fail to be the concern of all.
Most of the things one worries about never happen.
It is always better to say too little than too much.
The fact is, for most of us, what happens to ourselves is so much more important than what happens to other people that the smallest mote in our own eye will prevent us from being unduly harrowed by someone else's beam.
Things you can't understand are always the hardest to bear. To know why is the first step to consolation.
Nobody likes to be accused of a virtue.
You can't do such a lot and do it all so well and have much time left for the ordinary human feelings.
There's a general consensus of opinion that people in love are apt to look silly -- except to each other.
It's surprising how soon you can get used to having money. It's much easier than getting used to not having it.
Husbands and wives quarrel a lot more than anyone thinks, and it's oftener about little things than big ones.
when married people begin to talk about their rights, it means something has gone pretty far wrong between them.
Money's a very serious thing - especially when you haven't got any.
Too much information can be as disconcerting as too little.
I do not approve of children being beaten. It is always a confession of failure.
if you cannot get what you want, common sense suggests that you should put your mind to wanting what you can get.
Anger was both a disfiguring and a revealing passion.
Mary Stuart wrote, 'My end is in my beginning.' It is easier to agree with her than to decide what is the beginning, and what is the end.
Children want one thing at a time, and want that one thing passionately.
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