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  1. Only mediocrity of enjoyment is allowed to man.
       -- Hugh Blair

  2. Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word "satiety."
       -- Francis Quarles

  3. If your capacity to acquire has outstripped your capacity to enjoy, you are on the way to the scrap-heap.
       -- Glen Buck

  4. True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.
       -- Humboldt

  5. The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.
       -- Mark Twain

  6. My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate--that's my philosophy.
       -- Thornton Wilder


  7. The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
       -- Edward Phelps

  8. An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
       -- Orlando A. Battista

  9. If I have erred, I err in company with Abraham Lincoln.
       -- Theodore Roosevelt

  10. The proper method for hastening the decay of error is ... by teaching every man to think for himself.
       -- William Godwin

  11. To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you're overdoing it.
       -- Josh Jenkins

  12. Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues.
       -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  13. Truth is immortal; error is mortal.
       -- Mary Baker Eddy

  14. A man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.
       -- J. Robert Oppenheimer

  15. Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth.
       -- Jeremy Taylor

  16. It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
       -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  17. Error is discipline through which we advance.
       -- William Ellery Channing

  18. No mans error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.
       -- Thomas Hobbes

  19. Give me a productive error over a boring, mundane and unproductive fact any day.
       -- Anon.


  20. Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
       -- Rodin

  21. Experience is a comb that life gives you after you lose your hair.
       -- Judith Stern

  22. A burnt child dreads the fire.
       -- English Proverb

  23. Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
       -- George Bernard Shaw

  24. I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.
       -- Patrick Henry

  25. We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of experience.
       -- Abraham Lincoln

  26. Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been.
       -- Josh Billings

  27. Experience increases our wisdom but doesn't reduce our follies.
       -- Josh Billings

  28. Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
       -- Oscar Wilde

  29. A sadder and a wiser man,
    He rose the morrow morn.
       -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  30. One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
       -- James Russell Lowell

  31. If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience!
       -- George Bernard Shaw

  32. Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
       -- Vernon Saunders Law

  33. Experience is something you get too late to do anything about the mistakes you made while getting it.
       -- Anon.

  34. When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
       -- Mark Twain


  35. An extravagance is anything you buy that is of no earthly use to your wife.
       -- Franklin P. Jones

  36. All decent people live beyond their incomes; those who aren't respectable live beyond other people's; a few gifted individuals manage to do both.
       -- Saki

  37. He who buys what he needs not, sells what he needs.
       -- Japanese Proverb

  38. Extravagance is the luxury of the poor; penury is the luxury of the rich.
       -- Oscar Wilde

  39. That is suitable to a man, in point of ornamental expense, not which he can afford to have, but which he can afford to lose.
       -- Richard Whately


  40. Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects. Extreme heat kills, and so extreme cold: extreme love breeds satiety, and so extreme hatred; and too violent rigor tempts chastity, as does too much license.
       -- George Chapman

  41. Mistrust the man who finds everything good; the man who finds everything evil; and still more the man who is indifferent to everything.
       -- Johann Kaspar Lavater

  42. I never dared be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.
       -- Robert Frost

  43. Too austere a philosophy makes few wise men; too rigorous politics, few good subjects; too hard a religion, few persons whose devotion is of long continuance.
       -- Seigneur de Saint-Evremond

  44. I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me also remind you that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
       -- Barry M. Goldwater

  45. In everything the middle course is best; all things in excess bring trouble.
       -- Plautus

  46. Extremes meet and there is no better example than the haughtiness of humility.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


  47. Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.
       -- Charles Caleb Colton

  48. The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  49. An eye can threaten like a loaded and levelled gun, or it can insult like hissing or kicking; or, in its altered mood, by beams of kindness, it can make the heart dance for joy.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  50. One of the most wonderful things in nature is a glance of the eye; it transcends speech; it is the bodily symbol of identity.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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