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"There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us."
"Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience."
"In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours; whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity."
"I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquillity which religion is powerless to bestow."
"To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine."
"My country is the world, and my religion is to do good."
"There are always those who think they know what is your responsibility better than you do."
"Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success."
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success."
"Life is eating us up. We shall be fables presently. Keep cool: it will be all one a hundred years hence."