Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man.
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A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults.
We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings.
A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art.
Many people with different backgrounds, cultures, languages, and creeds combine to make a nation. But that nation is greater than the sum total of the individual skills and talents of its people. Something more grows out of their unity than can be calculated by adding the assets of individual contributions. That intangible additional quantity is often due to the differences which make the texture of the nation rich. Therefore, we must never wipe out or deride the differences amongst usfor where there is no difference, there is only indifference.
When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.
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Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself.
Words will not fail when the matter is well considered.
Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher