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  • Doug Belshaw 4:30 pm on March 21, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    [I]t is one of the illusions of youth to believe that everything can be done by our own strength and intelligence, and to desire to rise by our own industry, or by paths that merit alone cannot open to men without fortune.

    Vauvenargues

     
  • Doug Belshaw 10:30 pm on March 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Fortune can make sport of the wisdom of brave men, but it is not in her power to break their courage.

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  • Doug Belshaw 6:32 am on March 10, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    We must not be timid from a fear of committing faults: the greatest fault of all is to deprive oneself of experience.

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  • Doug Belshaw 12:30 pm on March 5, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Habit is everything – even in love.

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  • Doug Belshaw 8:30 am on March 5, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    It is not exactly truth which is must wanting in men’s ideas, but precision and exactitude. Absolute falseness is seldom met with in their thoughts, and truth, pure and complete, is still more rarely to be found in their expressions.

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  • Doug Belshaw 6:36 am on March 5, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Children are taught to fear and obey; the avarice, pride, or timidity of parents teaches children economy, arrogance, or submission. They are also encouraged to be imitators, a course to which they are already only too much inclined. No one thinks of making them original, courageous, independent.

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  • Doug Belshaw 2:30 pm on March 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Men are but to be judged by what they do not know, but by what they know, and by the manner in which they know it.

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  • Doug Belshaw 9:30 pm on February 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    However we may be reproached for our vanity we have never sometimes to be assured of our merits.

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  • Doug Belshaw 8:30 pm on February 26, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    We are not greatly pleased by our friends respecting it good qualities of they also venture to perceive our faults.

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  • Doug Belshaw 12:30 pm on February 26, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    The fool who had a good memory is full of thoughts and facts. But he does not know how to draw conclusions, and everything depends on that.

    Vauvenargues

     
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