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When I reflect, as I frequently do, upon the felicity I have enjoyed, I sometimes say to myself, that, were the offer made me, I would engage to run again, from beginning to end, the same career of life. All I would ask, should be the privilege of an author, to correct in a second edition, certain errors of the first.

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.

When the world has once begun to use us ill, it afterwards continues the same treatment with less scruple or ceremony, as men do to a whore.

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

Where love is, no room is too small.

Where there is love there is life.

While there's life, there's hope.

While we least think it he prepares his mate. Mate, and the kings pawn played, it never ceases, though all the earth is dust of taken pieces.

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.

Who would venture upon the journey of life, if compelled to begin it at the end?

Why all this toil for the triumphs of an hour?

With most men life is like backgammon - half skill and half luck.

Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.

Without duty, life is soft and boneless; it cannot hold itself together.

Would you throughout life be up to the height of your century, always in the prime of man's reason, without crudeness and without decline, live habitually, while young, with persons older, and when old with persons younger than yourself.

Yet through all, we know this tangled skein is in the hands of One who sees the end from the beginning; he shall yet unravel all.

You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.

You only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough.

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.


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