Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.
Memo to extreme partisans: If you can't bring yourselves to love your enemies, can you at least learn to hate your friends?
The only relationship that can make both partners happy is one in which sentimentality has no place and neither partner makes any claim on the life and freedom of the other.
Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.
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By reinforcing every part, he weakens every part.
When the clock reads 3:00, I don’t call it three o’clock, I call it three hundred, and I remember the Spartans. At 3:01, however, I remember what I was doing at 2:59, and I get back to it.