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Mr. Mathot's Favorite Quotes (Pg. 2)

"It is not so much the being exempt from faults as the having overcome them that is an advantage to us." Alexander Pope

"Only those who are willing to risk going too far will ever realize how far they can go." T. S. Elliot

"It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong." Longfellow

"Youth is wholly experimental." Robert Louis Stevenson

"We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak." Epictetus

"The greatest use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it." William James

"Life has a value only when it has something valuable as its object" Hegel

"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection." Thomas Paine

"The earth has music for those who listen." William Shakespeare

"If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as work." William Shakespeare

"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is." Francis Bacon

"It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which gives happiness." Thomas Jefferson

"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face." Victor Hugo

"Let us have faith that right makes might..." Abraham Lincoln

"Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits." Mark Twain

"Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance." Samuel Johnson


Last updated October 1, 2006