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If success is rare and slow, everybody knows how quick and easy ruin is.


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Then sing as Martin Luther sang, As Doctor Martin Luther sang, 'Who loves not wine, woman and song, He is a fool his whole life long.'
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When I say that I know women, I mean I know that I dont know them. Every single woman I ever knew is a puzzle to me, as, I have no doubt, she is to herself.
William Makepeace Thackeray

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
William Makepeace Thackeray

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.
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This I set down as a positive truth. A woman with fair opportunities and without a positive hump, may marry whom she likes.
William Makepeace Thackeray

It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.
William Makepeace Thackeray

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