Nostalgia for what we have lost is more bearable than nostalgia for what we have never had. … .
We welcome passion, for the mind is briefly let off duty.
Men prefer brief praise, pitched high; women are satisfied with praise in a lower key, just so it goes on and on.
True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive.
Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others. Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, a pleasantness beneath the unpleasantness, based on the tacit understanding that this is not for keeps; that any limb you climb out on will still be there later for you to climb back.
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