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We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday's burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.
Never befriend the oppressed unless you are prepared to take on the oppressor.
Never have I enjoyed youth so thoroughly as I have in my old age. In writing Dialogues in Limbo, The Last Puritan, and now all these descriptions of the friends of my youth and the young friends of my middle age, I have drunk the pleasure of life more pure, more joyful than it ever was when mingled with all the hidden anxieties and little annoyances of actual living. Nothing is inherently and invincibly young except spirit. And spirit can enter a human being perhaps better in the quiet of old age and dwell there more undisturbed than in the turmoil of adventure.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
If you make fun of bad persons you make yourself beneath them. ... Be kind to bad and good, for you don't know your own heart.
No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time.
Poetry is not a profession, it's a destiny.
I believe the greatest asset a Head of State can have is the ability to get a good night's sleep.
If you want to be loved, be lovable.
There will be something, anguish or elation, that is peculiar to this day alone. I rise from sleep and say: Hail to the morning! Come down to me, my beautiful unknown.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
The Lord said 'let there be wheat' and Saskatchewan was born.
The only way to find out if you can write is to set aside a certain period every day and try. Save enough money to give yourself six months to be a full-time writer. Work every day and the pages will pile up.
When we are not sure, we are alive.
Our ignorance of history makes us libel to our own times. People have always been like this.
There's no such thing as a nonworking mother.
I feel when people say 'bigger and better' they should say 'bigger and badder'.
One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed.
It is often better not to see an insult, than to avenge it.
Not being beautiful was the true blessing. ... Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome.


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