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The narrow soul knows not the god­like glory of forgiving.

The point... is to dwell upon the brightest parts in every prospect, to call off the thoughts when turning upon disagreeable objects, and strive to be pleased with the present circumstances.

The private and personal blessings we enjoy-the blessings of immunity, safeguard, liberty and integrity- deserve the thanksgiving of a whole life.

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

The real tragedy of life is not being limited to one talent, but in failing to use that one talent.

The secret of forgiving everything is to understand nothing.

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive, but do not forget.

The summit of pleasure is the elimination of all that gives pain.

The sun should not set on our anger; neither should it rise on our confidence. - We should forgive freely, but forget rarely. - I will not be revenged; this I owe to my enemy. - I will remember; this I owe to myself.

The superiority of the distant over the present is only due to the mass and variety of the pleasures that can be suggested, compared with the poverty of those that can at any time be felt.

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.

The tulip is, among flowers, what the peacock is among birds. A tulip lacks scent, a peacock has an unpleasant voice. The one takes pride in its garb, the other in its tail.

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!

The use we make of our fortune determines as to its sufficiency. A little is enough if used wisely, and too much is not enough if expended foolishly.

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.

The weak can never forgive.  Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.

There are men who are happy without knowing it.

There are people who have money and people who are rich.

There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.


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