To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.

Abel Stevens

Politeness is the art of choosing among one's real thoughts.

Jean Paul Richter

People, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest.

Channing Pollock

No person in the world has more courage than the person who can stop after eating one peanut.

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear.

François de La Rochefoucauld (

Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know.

Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.


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