The aim of life is some way of living, as flexible and gentle as human nature; so that ambition may stoop to kindness, and philosophy to condor and humor. Neither prosperity nor empire nor heaven can be worth winning at the price of a virulent temper

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Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived.

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For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.

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Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.

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Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on.

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Work and love -- these are the basics; waking life is a dream controlled.

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Love makes us poets, and the approach of death should makes us philosophers

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