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    Sentiment

  1. Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way.
       -- W. Somerset Maugham

  2. Sentimentality--that's what we call the sentiment we don't share.
       -- Graham Greene

  3. He who molds the public sentiment ... makes statues and decisions possible or impossible to make.
       -- Abraham Lincoln

  4. The barrenest of all mortals is the sentimentalist.
       -- Thomas Carlyle

  5. Sentiment is intellectualized emotion; emotion precipitated, as it were, in pretty crystals by the fancy.
       -- James Russell Lowell

  6. Society is infested by persons who, seeing that the sentiments please, counterfeit the expression of them. These we call sentimentalists--talkers who mistake the description for the thing, saying for having.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  7. Sentiment is the poetry of the imagination.
       -- Alphonse de Lamartine

  8. The world makes up for all its follies and injustices by being damnably sentimental.
       -- Thomas Huxley

  9. A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.
       -- Oscar Wilde


    Silence

  10. Sometimes silence is not golden--just yellow.
       -- Anon.

  11. Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
       -- George Eliot

  12. If you keep your mouth shut you will never put your foot in it.
       -- Austin O'Malley

  13. A wise old owl sat on an oak;
    The more he saw the less he spoke;
    The less he spoke the more he heard;
    Why aren't we like that wise old bird?
       -- Edward H. Richards

  14. Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
       -- Thomas Carlyle

  15. Still waters run deep.
       -- English Proverb

  16. Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
       -- Josh Billings

  17. Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
       -- Charles Caleb Colton

  18. If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it.
       -- Calvin Coolidge

  19. He had occasional flashes of silence that made his conversation perfectly delightful.
       -- Sydney Smith

  20. Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
       -- Charles De Gaulle

  21. Great souls endure in silence.
       -- Friedrich Schiller


    Simplicity

  22. When thought is too weak to be simply expressed, it's clear proof that it should be rejected.
       -- Luc de Clapiers

  23. Simplicity is the glory of expression.
       -- Walt Whitman

  24. Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  25. Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
       -- Albert Einstein

  26. Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
       -- Charles Dudley Warner

  27. The whole is simpler than the sum of its parts.
       -- Willard Gibbs

  28. Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!
       -- Henry David Thoreau

  29. Seek simplicity but distrust it.
       -- A.N. Whitehead

    Sin

  30. Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.
       -- Elbert Hubbard

  31. Sin is not harmful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is hurtful.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  32. Man-like it is to fall into sin; fiendlike it is to dwell therein.
       -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  33. There is no sin except stupidity.
       -- Oscar Wilde

  34. Every sin is the result of a collaboration.
       -- Stephen Crane

  35. The wages of sin are sables.
       -- Anon.

  36. Adam ate the apple, and our teeth still ache.
       -- Hungarian Proverb

  37. He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil.
       -- Thomas Fuller

  38. Confess your sins to the Lord, and you will be forgiven; confess them to men, and you will be laughed at.
       -- Josh Billings

  39. He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone.
       -- John 8:7


    Skepticism

  40. Skepticism is slow suicide.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  41. Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect.
       -- George Santayana

  42. Skeptics are never deceived.
       -- French Proverb

  43. The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.
       -- George Jean Nathan

  44. Believe nothing and be on your guard against everything.
       -- Latin Proverb

  45. Skepticism, riddling the faith of yesterday, prepared the way for the faith of tomorrow.
       -- Romain Rolland

  46. Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.
       -- John Dewey

  47. Great intellects are skeptical.
       -- Friederich Nietzsche

  48. An open mind, like an open window, should be screened to keep the bugs out.
       -- Virginia Hutchinson

  49. It's not so much what you have to learn if you accept weird theories, it's what you have to UNlearn.
       -- Isaac Asimov

  50. The believer is happy; the doubter is wise.
       -- Hungarian Proverb


    Slander

  51. A slander is like a hornet; if you can't kill it dead the first time, better not strike at it.
       -- Josh Billings

  52. The worthiest people are the most injured by slander, as is the best fruit which the birds have been pecking at.
       -- Jonathan Swift

  53. Slander is the revenge of a coward, and dissimulation of his defense.
       -- Samuel Johnson

  54. Slanders are like flies, that pass all over a man's good parts to light on his sores.
       -- Anon.

  55. To murder character is as truly a crime as to murder the body: the tongue of the slanderer is brother to the dagger of the assassin.
       -- Tryon Edwards

  56. Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; ere long she shall appear to vindicate thee.
       -- Immanuel Kant

  57. Never throw mud. You may miss your mark, but you will have dirty hands.
       -- Joseph Parker

  58. I hate the man who builds his name on the ruins of another's fame.
       -- John Gay


    Sleep

  59. Sleep is the twin of death.
       -- Homer

  60. Sleep she as sound as careless infancy.
       -- William Shakespeare

  61. Sleep lingers all our lifetime about our eyes, as night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir-tree.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  62. Fatigue is the best pillow.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  63. Living is a disease from which sleep gives us relief eight hours a day.
       -- Chamfort

  64. Sleep, Silence's child, sweet father of soft rest,
      Prince whose approach peace to all mortals brings
    Indifferent host to shepherds and kings,
     &nbso;Sole comforter to minds with grief opprest.
       -- William Drummond


    Smile

  65. A lot of men think that if they smile for a second, somebody will take advantage of them, and they are right.
       -- Don Herold

  66. There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.
       -- Johann Kaspar Lavater

  67. Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
       -- Mark Twain

  68. A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
       -- Nathaniel Hawthorne

  69. If you haven't seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven't seen her smile her prettiest.
       -- Kin Hubbard

  70. Comrades, this man has a nice smile, but he's got iron teeth.
       -- Andrei Gromyko

  71. Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other?
       -- George Eliot


    Smoking

  72. Much smoking kills live men and cures dead swine.
       -- George D. Prentice

  73. Pipe-smokers spend so much time cleaning, filling and fooling with their pipes, they don't have time to get into mischief.
       -- Bill Vaughan

  74. The best way to stop smoking is to carry wet matches.
       -- Anon.

  75. I tried to stop smoking cigarettes by telling myself I just didn't want to smoke, but I didn't believe myself.
       -- Barbara Kelly

  76. To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did, I ought to know because I've done it a thousand times.
       -- Mark Twain


    Society

  77. The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom--they are the pillars of society.
       -- Henrik Ibsen

  78. One great society alone on earth: the noble living and the noble dead.
       -- William Wordsworth

  79. We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges.
       -- Winston Churchill

  80. Society is like air; very high up, it is sublimated--too low down, a perfect choke-damp.
       -- Anon.

  81. Society is like a lawn where every roughness is smoothed, every bramble eradicated, and where the eye is delighted by the smiling verdure of a velvet surface.
       -- Washington Irving

  82. The nature of a society is largely determined by the direction in which talent and ambition flow--by the tilt of the social landscape.
       -- Eric Hoffer

  83. Society is a madhouse whose wardens are the officials and the police.
       -- August Strindberg

  84. To get into the best society nowadays, one has either to feed people, amuse people, or shock people.
       -- Oscar Wilde


    Soldier

  85. Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
       -- Douglas MacArthur

  86. I rose by sheer military ability to the rank of corporal.
       -- Thornton Wilder

  87. I want to see you shoot the way you shout.
       -- Theodore Roosevelt

  88. Theirs is not to make reply,
       Theirs is not to reason why,
    Theirs is but to do and die.
       -- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

  89. The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.
       -- Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson

  90. A good soldier, like a good horse, cannot be of a bad color.
       -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

  91. But in a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.
       -- Abraham Lincoln

  92. So, as you go into battle, remember your ancestors and remember your descendants.
       -- Tacitus

  93. Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
       -- Thomas Jefferson

  94. It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
       -- George S. Patton, Jr.

  95. I could have become a soldier if I had waited; I knew more about retreating than the man who invented retreating.
       -- Mark Twain


    Solitude

  96. I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
       -- Henry David Thoreau

  97. I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
       -- Albert Einstein

  98. Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone.
       -- Thomas De Quincey

  99. I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
       -- Henry David Thoreau

  100. The right to be alone--the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by civilized man.
       -- Louis D. Brandeis

  101. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  102. I have a great deal of company in the house, especially in the morning when nobody calls.
       -- Henry David Thoreau

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