Neither situations nor people can be altered by the interference of an outsider. If they are to be altered, that alteration must come from within.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
Luck enters into every contingency. You are a fool if you forget it—and a greater fool if you count upon it.
Truth, though it has many disadvantages, is at least changeless. You can always find it where you left it.
To be in the right is often an expensive business.
In my early life, and probably even today, it is not sufficiently understood that a child’s education should include at least a rudimentary grasp of religion, sex, and money. Without a basic knowledge of these three primary facts in a normal human being’s life—subjects which stir the emotions, create events and opportunities, and if they do not wholly decide must greatly influence an individual’s personality—no human being’s education can have a safe foundation.
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- Henry James American-born British Novelist
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- Agatha Christie British Novelist
- Doris Lessing British Novelist, Poet
- H. G. Wells English Novelist, Historian
- Dorothy L. Sayers English Novelist, Playwright
- Israel Zangwill English Writer, Political Activist
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