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"The man whose only pleasure in life is making money, weighs less on the moral scale than an angleworm."

"Genius ain't nothing more than elegant common sense."

"Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute."

"Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he has got."

"As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand."

"Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight."

"When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and I give it to him."

"If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time."

"There's a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it."

"Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread."

"The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so."

"Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense."
Intelligence

"Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope."

"Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place."

"Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it."
Marriage

"There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory."

"To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while."

"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there."

"Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe."
Wisdom

"Economy is a savings-bank, into which men drop pennies, and get dollars in return."

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