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The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
Andre Maurois
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.
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If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
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Business is a combination of war and sport.
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Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.
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A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
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Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know.
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Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
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A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
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Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.
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There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.
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The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
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Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.
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Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.
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The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric progression if there are no interruptions.
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Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise - and pass by.
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Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.
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People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel.
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Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
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A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.
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