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Neat trick: to be roused to ambition and reconciled to one's mediocrity at the same time.
To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.
We all bear traces of the starvation struggle which for so long made up the life of the race. Our very organism holds memories and ...
At fifteen one is first beginning to realize that everything isn't money and power in this world, and is casting about for joys th ...
I wonder that we Americans love our country at all, it having no limits and no oneness; and when you try to make it a matter of th ...
[There is a] no-win decision that innumerable people make, or try to make, or try to put off making daily: Whether to give up the ...
Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin.
It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.
What one really wants is youth, and what one really loses is years. Life becomes at last a mere piece of acting. One goes on by ha ...
You haven't weighed the consequences
for your love,
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