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People grow old only by deserting their ideals, Macarthur had written. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope as old as your despair. In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber. So long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer and courage, so long are you young. When your heart is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and then only, are you grown old. And then, indeed as the ballad says, you just fade away.
There are two things in ordinary conversation which ordinary people dislike - information and wit.
Soft-brained people, weak-minded, chicken-hearted, cannot find the truth. One has to be free, and as broad as the sky.
There may be people who have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do - and I believe that.
Two people can look at the same thing and see it differently..
There have to be things that inspire you to be proud to be a member of humanity.
Set religion free, and a new humanity will begin.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. To a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher, the better the student body.
I have people who love me and people that I love and a man that I love. So in that sense, I feel that I'm pretty well rounded.
Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
Luc de Clapiers marquis de Vauvenargues
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