True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive.
Minor vices lead to major ones, but minor virtues stay put.
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.
Nostalgia for what we have lost is more bearable than nostalgia for what we have never had. … .
Men prefer brief praise, pitched high; women are satisfied with praise in a lower key, just so it goes on and on.
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