The truest test of independent judgment is being able to dislike someone who admires us, and to admire someone who dislikes us.
Maturity begins when we're content to feel we're right about something without feeling the necessity to prove someone else wrong.
The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure.
The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.
Making out an invitation list for a party brings out the worst in everyone. It is then that our most ruthless estimates of the people we know come into play.
When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
There's no point in burying the hatchet if you're going to put up a marker on the site.
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