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  1. I have lost everything, and I am so poor now that I really cannot afford to let anything worry me.
       -- Joseph Jefferson

  2. The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry.
       -- James Truslow Adams

  3. Don't tell me that worry doesn't do any good. I know better. The things I worry about don't happen.
       -- Anonymous

  4. Worry is interest paid on trouble before it is due.
       -- William Ralph Inge

  5. It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.
       -- Henry Ward Beecher

  6. Keep cool: it will be all one a hundred years hence.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  7. It ain't no use putting up your umbrella till it rains.
       -- Alice Caldwell Rice

  8. As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  9. The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
       -- Robert Frost

  10. Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
       -- George Washington Lyon

  11. There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
       -- Mahatma Gandhi

  12. Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.
       -- Swedish Proverb

  13. Spring comes with flowers, autumn with the moon, summer with the breeze, winter with snow. When idle concerns don't fill your thoughts, that's your best season.
       -- Wu-Men

  14. In trouble to be troubled
    Is to have your trouble doubled.
       -- Daniel Defoe, from Robinson Crusoe


  15. Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation.
       -- Henry Fielding

  16. He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
       -- Henry Ward Beecher

  17. Where quality is the thing sought after, the thing of supreme quality is cheap, whatever the price one has to pay for it.
       -- William James

  18. All good things are cheap: all bad are very dear.
       -- Henry David Thoreau

  19. For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice.
       -- John Burroughs

    Master Nansen was washing clothes. A monk asked: "Is the Master still doing such things?" Master Nansen, holding up his clothes, asked: "What is to be done with them?"

  20. --Zen Mondo

  21. I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
       -- John D. Rockefeller

  22. It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.
       -- Will Rogers

  23. The destroyer of weeds, thistles, and thorns is a benefactor whether he soweth grain or not.
       -- Robert Green Ingersoll

  24. I hold, as an article of faith, that the worth of an organisation can be accurately measured as the reciprocal of how many "Hollywood beautiful people" it attracts. It has never failed me yet.
       -- Barry Williams (the Skeptic of Oz)

  25. If you love the sacred and despise the ordinary, you are still bobbing in the ocean of delusion.
       -- Lin-Chi


  26. The most original authors are not so because they advance what is new, but because they put what they have to say as if it had never been said before.
       -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  27. Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.
       -- Samuel Johnson

  28. Neither man nor God is going to tell me what to write.
       -- James T. Farrell

  29. Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  30. A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.
       -- Ernest Hemingway

  31. Nothing gives an author so much pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  32. Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile.
       -- Sinclair Lewis

  33. You become a good writer just as you become a good joiner: by planing down your sentences.
       -- Anatole France

  34. Writers seldom write the things they think. They simply write the things they think other folks think they think.
       -- Elbert Hubbard


  35. We ought never to do wrong when people are looking.
       -- Mark Twain

  36. Two wrongs do not make a right.
       -- English Proverb

  37. There are few people who are more often in the wrong than those who cannot endure to be so.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  38. The man who says "I may be wrong, but--" does not believe there can be any such possibility.
       -- Kin Hubbard

  39. It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
       -- Samuel Johnson

  40. The only right is what is after my constitution; the only wrong is what is against it.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  41. The remedy for wrongs is to forget them.
       -- Publilius Syrus

  42. Wrong is but falsehood put in practice.
       -- Walter S. Landor


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