Pessimism is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed. Having reckoned what to do in the worst possible circumstances,…
Quote by Thomas Hardy
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No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure.
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Fear is the mother of foresight.
Some folk want their luck buttered.
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Had other aims than my delight.
I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on.
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That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
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A love without indiscretion is no lover at all.
The first duty of love - is to listen.
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