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A child enters your home and makes so much noise for twenty years that you can hardly stand it: then departs leaving the house so silent that you think you will go mad
Children
A ten-word epigram to be accurate needs a ten-page footnote, yet what it lacks in accuracy it makes up in nimbleness
Epitaphs and epigrams
At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage
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Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe.
AnarchyBoysSociety
It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
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Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both
Speech
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
GenerosityHelpfulness
To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
BeautyPoetryReading
When a sermon at length comes to an end, people rise and praise God, and they feel the same way after many other speeches
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Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war.
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