“If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.” — Elbert Hubbard

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“A book tightly shut is but a block of paper.” — Chinese Proverb

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“A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.” — Sidney J. Harris

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“Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.” — Bob Newhart

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“A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool.” — Joseph Roux

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“Big, sweeping life changes really boil down to small, everyday decisions.” — Ali Vincent

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“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.” — Lin Yutang

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“Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist.” — Robert G. Allen

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“Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.” — Sydney Smith

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“To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.” — Burnadette Devlin

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“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” — Jane Howard

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