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The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.

Wit is the rarest quality to be met with among people of education.

Death is the greatest evil, because it cuts off hope.

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.

The way to procure insults is to submit to them: a man meets with no more respect than he exacts.

It is difficulties that show what men are.

We often repent the good we have done as well as the ill.
Characteristics, 1823

If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.

The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart.

As we advance in life, we acquire a keener sense of the value of time. Nothing else, indeed, seems of any consequence; and we become misers in this respect.

Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labor in it, but they labor in it because they excel.

When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.

We are cold to others only when we are dull in ourselves.

As is our confidence, so is our capacity.

Those people who are uncomfortable in themselves are disagreeable to others.

The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.

The best part of our lives we pass in counting on what is to come.

He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.
Selected Essays, 1778-1830

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