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had-we-less-to-say-to-those-we-love-perhaps-we-should-say-it-oftener-emily-dickinson
no-men-are-oftener-wrong-than-those-that-can-least-bear-to-be-so
a-street-in-constantinople-is-picture-which-one-ought-to-see-oncenot-oftener-mark-twain
if-we-understood-what-happens-when-we-use-word-god-we-would-use-it-oftener-oswald-chambers
first-impressions-are-often-signals-from-deep-that-we-should-credit-oftener-than-we-do-katherine-anne-porter
people-say-me-shes-peculiar-they-do-not-understand-me-if-they-did-they-would-say-oftener-with-emphasis-mary-maclane
we-seldom-speak-virtue-which-we-have-but-much-oftener-that-which-we-lack-oliver-goldsmith
men-fail-much-oftener-from-want-perseverance-than-from-want-talent
men-fail-much-oftener-from-want-of-perseverance-than-from-want-of-talent
oftener-than-not-old-are-uncontrollable-their-tempers-make-them-difficult-to-deal-with-euripides
men-as-well-as-women-are-much-oftener-led-by-their-hearts-than-by-their-understandings
the-wealthy-seldom-possess-wealth-oftener-they-are-possessed-by-it-ivan-panin
towns-oftener-swamp-one-than-carry-one-out-onto-big-ocean-life-dh-lawrence
most-think-that-they-are-above-being-supported-by-town-but-it-oftener-happens-that-they-are-not-above-supporting-themselves-by-dishonest-means-which-henry-david-thoreau
life-is-succession-lessons-enforced-by-immediate-reward-oftener-by-immediate-chastisement-ernest-dimnet
men-are-much-oftener-thrown-on-their-knees-by-the-melancholy-than-by-the-agreeable-passions
he-hoped-also-that-money-should-have-been-given-him-of-paul-that-he-might-loose-him-wherefore-he-sent-for-him-the-oftener-and-communed-with-him
husbands-wives-quarrel-lot-more-than-anyone-thinks-its-oftener-about-little-things-than-big-ones-patricia-wentworth
riches-are-oftener-impediment-than-stimulus-to-action-in-many-cases-they-are-quite-as-much-misfortune-as-blessing-samuel-smiles
chastity-is-oftener-owing-to-diffidence-shame-than-to-fortitude-reason-virtue-norm-macdonald
the-worst-things-always-happen-at-night-oftener-than-one-would-think-on-stormy-nights-the-compensation-house-charles-collins
the-innocence-that-feels-no-risk-is-taught-no-caution-is-more-vulnerable-than-guilt-oftener-assailed-nathaniel-parker-willis
discord-generally-operates-in-little-things-it-is-inflamed-by-contrariety-taste-oftener-than-principles-samuel-johnson
ah-miss-harriet-it-would-do-us-no-harm-to-remember-oftener-than-we-do-that-vices-are-sometimes-only-virtues-carried-to-excess-charles-dickens
come-in-evening-coming-in-morningcome-when-youre-looked-for-come-without-warningkisses-welcomes-youll-find-here-before-youand-oftener-you-come-thomas-davis
i-have-often-said-oftener-think-that-this-world-is-comedy-to-those-that-think-tragedy-to-those-that-feel-solution-why-democritus-laughed-horace-walpole
theres-only-one-person-who-needs-glass-water-oftener-than-small-child-tucked-in-for-night-thats-writer-sitting-down-to-write-mignon-mclaughlin
i-steer-my-bark-with-hope-in-the-head-leaving-fear-astern-my-hopes-indeed-sometimes-fail-but-not-oftener-than-the-forebodings-of-the-gloomy
believe-me-man-who-earns-his-bread-by-sweat-his-brow-eats-oftener-sweeter-morsel-however-coarse-than-he-who-procures-it-by-labor-his-brains-washington-irving
two-things-fill-mind-with-ever-new-increasing-admiration-awe-oftener-more-steadily-we-reflect-on-them-starry-heavens-above-moral-law-within-immanuel-kant
many-is-mirage-i-chased-always-i-was-overreaching-myself-the-oftener-i-touched-reality-harder-i-bounced-back-to-world-illusion-which-is-name-for-henry-miller
men-women-make-sad-mistakes-about-their-own-symptoms-taking-their-vague-uneasy-longings-sometimes-for-genius-sometimes-for-religion-oftener-still-george-eliot
most-people-think-that-faith-means-believing-something-oftener-it-means-trying-something-giving-it-chance-to-prove-itself-henry-ford
a-man-far-oftener-appears-to-have-decided-character-from-persistently-following-his-temperament-than-from-persistently-following-his-principles-friedrich-nietzsche
i-study-much-more-i-study-oftener-i-go-back-to-those-first-principles-which-are-simple-that-childhood-itself-can-lisp-them-sophie-swetchine
it-is-mistake-to-suppose-that-men-succeed-through-success-they-much-oftener-succeed-through-failures-precept-study-advice-example-could-never-have-taught-them-well-as-failure-has
the-world-rewards-the-appearance-of-merit-oftener-than-merit-itself
we-are-oftener-deceived-by-being-told-some-truth-than-no-truth-fulke-greville
i-add-this-that-rational-ability-without-education-has-oftener-raised-man-to-glory-and-virtue-than-education-without-natural-ability
teach-us-to-pray-often-that-we-may-pray-oftener-jeremy-taylor
goodhumor-will-sometimes-conquer-illhumor-but-illhumor-will-conquer-it-oftener-for-this-plain-reason-goodhumor-must-operate-on-generosity-illhumor-on-sir-fulke-greville
Little girls are the nicest things that can happen to people. They are born with a bit of angel-shine about them, and though it wears thin sometimes, there is always enough left to lasso your heart-even when they are sitting in the mud, or crying temperamental tears, or parading up the street in Mother's best clothes. A little girl can be sweeter (and badder) oftener than anyone else in the world. She can jitter around, and stomp, and make funny noises that frazzle your nerves, yet just when you open your mouth, she stands there demure with that special look in her eyes. A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot. God borrows from many creatures to make a little girl. He uses the song of a bird, the squeal of a pig, the stubbornness of a mule, the antics of a monkey, the spryness of a grasshopper, the curiosity of a cat, the speed of a gazelle, the slyness of a fox, the softness of a kitten, and to top it all off He adds the mysterious mind of a woman. A little girl likes new shoes, party dresses, small animals, first grade, noisemakers, the girl next door, dolls, make-believe, dancing lessons, ice cream, kitchens, coloring books, make-up, cans of water, going visiting, tea parties, and one boy. She doesn't care so much for visitors, boys in general, large dogs, hand-me-downs, straight chairs, vegetables, snowsuits, or staying in the front yard. She is loudest when you are thinking, the prettiest when she has provoked you, the busiest at bedtime, the quietest when you want to show her off, and the most flirtatious when she absolutely must not get the best of you again. Who else can cause you more grief, joy, irritation, satisfaction, embarrassment, and genuine delight than this combination of Eve, Salome, and Florence Nightingale. She can muss up your home, your hair, and your dignity-spend your money, your time, and your patience-and just when your temper is ready to crack, her sunshine peeks through and you've lost again. Yes, she is a nerve-wracking nuisance, just a noisy bundle of mischief. But when your dreams tumble down and the world is a mess-when it seems you are pretty much of a fool after all-she can make you a king when she climbs on your knee and whispers, "I love you best of all!

Alan Beck
little-girls-are-nicest-things-that-can-happen-to-people-they-are-born-with-bit-angelshine-about-them-though-it-wears-thin-sometimes-there-is-always-enough-left-to-lasso-your-hea
About his madmen Mr. Lecky was no more certain. He knew less than the little to be learned of the causes or even of the results of madness. Yet for practical purposes one can imagine all that is necessary. As long as maniacs walk like men, you must come close to them to penetrate so excellent a disguise. Once close, you have joined the true werewolf. Pick for your companion a manic-depressive, afflicted by any of the various degrees of mania - chronic, acute, delirious. Usually more man than wolf, he will be instructive. His disorder lies in the very process of his thinking, rather than in the content of his thought. He cannot wait a minute for the satisfaction of his fleeting desires or the fulfillment of his innumerable schemes. Nor can he, for two minutes, be certain of his intention or constant in any plan or agreement. Presently you may hear his failing made manifest in the crazy concatenation of his thinking aloud, which psychiatrists call "flight of ideas." Exhausted suddenly by this riotous expense of speech and spirit, he may subside in an apathy dangerous and morose, which you will be well advised not to disturb. Let the man you meet be, instead, a paretic. He has taken a secret departure from your world. He dwells amidst choicest, most dispendious superlatives. In his arm he has the strength to lift ten elephants. He is already two hundred years old. He is more than nine feet high; his chest is of iron, his right leg is silver, his incomparable head is one whole ruby. Husband of a thousand wives, he has begotten on them ten thousand children. Nothing is mean about him; his urine is white wine; his faeces are always soft gold. However, despite his splendor and his extraordinary attainments, he cannot successfully pronounce the words: electricity, Methodist Episcopal, organization, third cavalry brigade. Avoid them. Infuriated by your demonstration of any accomplishment not his, he may suddenly kill you. Now choose for your friend a paranoiac, and beware of the wolf! His back is to the wall, his implacable enemies are crowding on him. He gets no rest. He finds no starting hole to hide him. Ten times oftener than the Apostle, he has been, through the violence of the unswerving malice which pursues him, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of his own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren, in weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Now that, face to face with him, you simulate innocence and come within his reach, what pity can you expect? You showed him none; he will certainly not show you any. Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, 0 Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all the perils and dangers of this night; for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen. Mr. Lecky's maniacs lay in wait to slash a man's head half off, to perform some erotic atrocity of disembowelment on a woman. Here, they fed thoughtlessly on human flesh; there, wishing to play with him, they plucked the mangled Tybalt from his shroud. The beastly cunning of their approach, the fantastic capriciousness of their intention could not be very well met or provided for. In his makeshift fort everywhere encircled by darkness, Mr. Lecky did not care to meditate further on the subject.

James Gould Cozzens
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