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Nothing is poetical if plain daylight is not poetical; and no monster should amaze us if the normal man does not amaze.

    Topics: Life

Some men never feel small, but these are the few men who are.

    Topics: Life, Men

The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.

    Topics: Life

The ordinary scientific man is strictly a sentimentalist. He is a sentimentalist in this essential sense, that he is soaked and swept away by mere associations.

    Topics: Life

The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them.

    Topics: Life

The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.

    Topics: Life

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.

    Topics: Life

There is but an inch of difference between a cushioned chamber and a padded cell.

    Topics: Life

There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.

    Topics: Life

What affects men sharply about a foreign nation is not so much finding or not finding familiar things; it is rather not finding them in the familiar place.

    Topics: Life

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.

    Topics: Life, Gratitude

Women prefer to talk in twos, while men prefer to talk in threes.

    Topics: Life, Women, Men

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