Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

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We are wiser than we know.

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Every spirit makes its house, and we can give a shrewd guess from the house to the inhabitant.

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Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none.

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The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.

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To be great is to be misunderstood.

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The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.

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A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.

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Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.

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Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.

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If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.

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I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.

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I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.

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