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Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense.
No one thinks they need more of it than they already have.

My youth is spent and yet I am not old.

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again.
This time more intelligently.
( Henry Ford )

It is a great misery not to have enough wit to speak well.
Nor enough judgement to keep quiet.

Truth never damages a cause that is just.

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
( Carl Gustav Jung )

The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.

A friendship will last when each friend believes themselves to be slightly superior.

In matters of style, swim with the current.
In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
( Thomas Jefferson )

Patience is a minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.

How can a witness give evidence of his age unless he can remember being born?

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
( Bertrand Russell )

Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are of more importance than values.
That is to say, their own ideas and other people’s values.

True knowledge is modest and wary.
Ignorance is bold and presuming.

If two wrongs don’t make a right, try three.
( Laurence J. Peter )

The human race has been playing at children’s games from the beginning, and will probably do it till the end, which is a nuisance for the few people who grow up.

We should always take risks.
If you win, you will be happy.
If you lose, you will be wise.

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

Words. So innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
( Nathaniel Hawthorne )

Sometimes you win.
Sometimes you learn.

The first to help you up are the ones who know how it feels to fall down.

Be strong, but not rude.
Be kind, but not weak.
Be bold, but not bully.
Be humble, but not timid.
Be proud, but not arrogant.

There are some people who could hear you speak a thousand words and still not understand you.
And there are others who will understand without you even speaking a word.

It is a cheap generosity which promises the future in compensation for the present.

Some folk are wise, and some are otherwise.

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
( Ernest Hemingway )

People of many kinds ask questions, but few and rare people listen to answers.

The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated.

There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued.

There is only one difference between a mad person and me.
I am not mad.

There comes a time when silence is betrayal.
( Martin Luther King Jr. )

It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms.
Because if one were on good terms one would not part.

Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them.

Modern technology owes ecology an apology.

It is better to be alone than in ill company.

There are three types of lies.
Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

( Benjamin Disraeli )

To stay young, mix with the young.
To age fast, try keeping up with the young.

Gambling is the sure way of getting nothing for something.

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination.
But the combination is locked up in the safe.

Some people have the gift of compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thought.

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
( Virginia Woolf )

Some people know nothing and think they know everything.

Exam grades don’t measure intelligence.
And age doesn’t define how mature you are.

The right to be heard does not include the right to be taken seriously.

Whatever was good enough for our parents is not good enough for us.

We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to.
There is no ‘Plan B’.

No persons are more frequently wrong than those who will not admit they are wrong.
( François de La Rochefoucauld )

Being right half the time beats being half right all the time.

Too much of a good thing is wonderful.

What people say doesn’t matter.
It’s what they don’t say is important.

When writing the story of your life.
Don’t let anyone else hold the pen.

When dealing with a problem or an enemy remember your own mood constitutes half the force opposing you.

To be popular, never lie about yourself and never tell the truth about others.

Never argue.
Repeat your assertion.

Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.
( Stephanie Klein )

We can do without any article of luxury we have never had.
But when once obtained, it is not in human nature to surrender it voluntarily.

Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.

You gain knowledge from reading books.
The chief knowledge being that not many of them are worth reading.

Sometimes we have to give up on people.
Not because you don’t care, but because they don’t.

Live fast, die young, leave a good looking corpse.
( James Dean )

We forgot we are all brothers and sisters living on one planet.
We somehow became delusional and imagined invisible borders.
Some of us then separated because of different beliefs.
Some then behaved like savages killing others with different beliefs.
Instead of just living, sharing and evolving together.
Why did this happen?
Because some became greedy and selfish, obsessed with power and wealth.

Greed and the obsession with wealth is the root of all evil and the source of all suffering in the world.

Expecting is my favourite crime.
And disappointment is always my punishment.

If the mist won’t lift.
Then one should climb a mountain to conquer the gloom.

Don’t look back.
You’re not going that way anymore

We make mistakes.
We live.
We learn.

We have been hurt.
But we are alive.

Sometimes there is sadness.
But there is much happiness.

Life is a gift, a blessing.
We never know what’s waiting around the corner.

Many mess up something good by looking for something better.
Just to end up with something worse.

When someone is going through a storm.
Your silent presence is often more comforting than words.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
( J.R.R. Tolkien )

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