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I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference
He who walks straight rarely falls
Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly
Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference
When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite
Everybody likes a compliment
Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed
The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and of generosity
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."