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Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.

And how am I to face the odds of man's bedevilment and God's? I, a stranger and afraid in a world I never made.

And remember, my sentimental friend, that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.

And whatever it is that keeps widening your heart, that's Mary, too, not only the power inside you but the love. And when you get down to it, Lily, that's the only purpose grand enough for a human life. Not just to love - but to persist in love.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.

At any given moment life is completely senseless. But viewed over a period, it seems to reveal itself as an organism existing in time, having a purpose, tending in a certain direction.

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.

Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise.

Behold eighty-three years passed away! What cares! what agitation! what anxieties! what ill-will! what sad complications! and all without other result except great fatigue of body and mind, and disgust with regard to the past, and a profound sentiment of discouragement and despair with regard to the future.

Bestow thy youth so that thou mayest have comfort to remember it when it hath forsaken thee, and not sigh and grieve at the account thereof. While thou art young thou wilt think it will never have an end; but the longest day hath its evening, and thou shalt enjoy it but once; it never turns again; use it therefore as the spring-time, which soon departeth, and wherein thou oughtest to plant and sow all provisions for a long and happy life.

Birth, copulation and death. That's all the facts when you come to brass tacks.

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

Cats and monkeys - monkeys and cats - all human life is there.

Christian life consists in faith and charity.

Clay lies still but blood's a rover; Breath's a ware that will not keep Up, lad; when the journey's over There'll be time enough to sleep.

Common sense does not ask an impossible chessboard, but takes the one before it and plays the game.

Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them!


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