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Rail-splitting produced an unparalleled president in Lincoln. But gold hasn't produced even a good A-1 congressman.
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#Congressman

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It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
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#American Author #Doubt

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To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
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#American Author #Desirable

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It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.
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#American Author #Self-approval

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The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.
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#American Author #Human #Enthusiasm

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The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
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#American Author #Human

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Four years at West Point and plenty of books and schooling will learn a man a great deal, It won't learn him the river.
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#Books And Reading

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There is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream, a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought --a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!
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#Loneliness

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Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it.
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#American Author #Country

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It has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain when awake
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#Loneliness

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It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.
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#Conscience

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We are chameleons, and our partialities and prejudices change place with an easy and blessed facility, and we are soon wonted to the change and happy in it.
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#Adaptability

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George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.
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#American Author

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Man was made at the end of the week's work, when God was tired
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#Creation

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Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.
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#Achievement #Hurt

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Golf is a good walk spoiled.
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#American Author

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We have not all had the good fortune to be ladies. We have not all been generals, or poets, or statesmen; but when the toast works down to the babies, we stand on common ground.
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#Babies #Human Nature

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Methuselah lived to be 969 years old. You boys and girls will see more in the next fifty years than Methuselah saw in his whole lifetime.
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#Boys

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Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
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#American Author #Class #Spontaneity