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"When an old man dies, a library burns down." African proverb
"Think like a man of action and act like a man of thought." Henri Bergson  (1859-1941)
"If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either being made." Otto von Bismarck  (1815-1898)
"Do your duty and a little more, and the future will take care of itself." Andrew Carnegie  (1837-1919)
"Loving is not just looking at each other; it's looking in the same direction." Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944)
"It is better to be the hammer than the anvil." Emily Dickinson  (1830-1886)
"The reward of a thing well done is to have done it." Ralph Waldo Emerson  (1802-1882)
"Show me a hero, and I will write you a tragedy." F. Scott Fitzgerald  (1896-1940)
"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." Henry Ford  (1863-1947)
"The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." Anne Frank  (1929-1945)
"Home is a place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in." Robert Frost  (1874-1963)
"Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue." Giuseppe Garibaldi  (1807-1882)
"Formula for success:  Rise early, work hard, strike oil." J. Paul Getty  (1892-1976)
"Walk groundly, talk profoundly, drink roundly, sleep soundly." William Hazlitt  (1778-1830)
"To escape criticism -- do nothing, say nothing, be nothing." Elbert Hubbard  (1856-1915)
"I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office." Thomas Jefferson  (1743-1826)
"There are no lifeguards on the beach of love." Ronald Alan Karpinski  (1947-    )
"Trust me, . . . five hundred men can take your place or mine." Rudyard Kipling  (1865-1936)
"Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence." Joseph Wood Krutch  (1893-1970)
"Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much." Walter Lippman  (1889-1974)
"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument." William Gibbs McAdoo  (1863-1941)
"Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle."  Michelangelo  (1475-1564)
"Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries." James Michener  (1907-1997)
"Ability is of little use without opportunity."   Napoleon Bonaparte  (1769-1821)
"At age fifty, every man has the face he deserves." George Orwell  (1903-1950)
"A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when crossing a one-way street." Laurence J. Peter  (1919-1990)
"Nothing you can't spell will ever work." Will Rogers  (1879-1935)
"Be sincere; be brief; be seated." Franklin D. Roosevelt  (1882-1945)
"Misfortune is an occasion to demonstrate character." Seneca (B.C. 4 - 65 A.D.)
"Brevity is the soul of wit."  William Shakespeare  (1564-1616)
"That man is wisest who realizes that his wisdom is worthless." Socrates  (B.C. 469-399)
"Your friend will argue with you." Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn  (1918-2008)
"All love has something of blindness in it, but the love of money especially." Robert South  (1634-1716)
"Our life is frittered away by detail . . . simplify, simplify." Henry David Thoreau  (1817-1862)
"All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost." J.R.R. Tolkien  (1892-1973)
"The only thing new in this world is the history you don't know." Harry S. Truman  (1884-1972)
"Always do right.  This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." Mark Twain  (1835-1910)
"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers." Francois de Voltaire  (1694-1778)
"Always forgive your enemies.  Nothing annoys them so much." Oscar Wilde  (1854-1900)
"In dreams begins responsibility." William Butler Yeats  (1865-1939)

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