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I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.



When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.



The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.



If women were particular about men’s characters, they would never get married at all.



Clever and attractive women do not want to vote they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.



We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.




The British soldier can stand up to anything except the British War Office.




The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.



Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.





The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time.



Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.



Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.





Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.




Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.



A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.





No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.



She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.



The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.



The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.



Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.



Power does not corrupt men fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.




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