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Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.

- Sir Winston Churchill
2.

Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.

- Schulz, Charles M.
3.

Many a man's tongue broke his nose.

- Seamus MacManus
4.

If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas. This sum may be soon spent, the regret only remaining of having foolishly consumed it; but in the other case, he escapes the frequent vexation of waiting for barbers, and of their sometimes dirty fingers, offensive breaths, and dull razors.

- Franklin, Benjamin
5.

I recommend that you take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.

- Lord Chesterfield
6.

Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered.

- Cohen, Leonard
7.

A man with his belly full of the classics is an enemy of the human race.

- Henery Miller
8.

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.

- Alfred Hitchcock
9.

A thing can be true and still be desperate folly.

- Richard Adams
10.

When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.

- Anthony J. D'Angelo
11.

Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.

- Terry Pratchett
12.

Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?

- Johnson, Jimmy
13.

The mind must see visual achievement of the purpose before action is initiated.

- Douglas, Mack R.
14.

I said to myself, I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me - shapes and ideas so near to me - so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn't occurred to me to put them down. I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.

- Georgia O'Keeffe
15.

Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there is one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded faith.

- Thomas Jefferson
16.

Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.

- Ward, William A.
17.

I simply don’t know how anyone can write at great speed, and only for the money’s sake.

- Fedor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
18.

Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.

- Shakespeare, William
19.

Strange it is how mortal man, "who cometh up and is cut down like the flower," can harden himself into a stoical security, and count on the morrow which may never come. Yet so it is, and perhaps if it were not so no work would get done on earth--at least by the many who know not that God is guiding them, while they fancy they are guiding themselves.

- Two Years Ago, chap. i.
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Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.

- Oscar Wilde

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