My Favorite Quotes
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 Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé - “It is neither a great praise nor a great blame when people say a tendency is in or out of fashion. If a tendency is as it should be at one time, it is always as it should be.”
 Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé - “There is no more reason to accuse ourselves excessively of our failings than to excuse them overmuch. He who goes overboard in self-criticism often does so in order not to suffer others' criticisms, or else does so out of a kind of vanity that wishes to make others believe that he knows how to confess his faults.”
 Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé - “We learn as much by others' failings as by their teachings. Examples of imperfection is just as useful for achieving perfection as are models of competence and perfection.”
 Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé - “Often the desire to appear competent impedes our ability to become competent, because we more anxious to display our knowledge than to learn what we do not know.”
 Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé - “It is a very trying task for deceitful people, always to have to cover up their lack of sincerity and to repair the breaking of their word.”
 Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé - “He who uses trickery should at least make use of his judgment to learn that he can scarcely hide treacherous conduct for very long among clever men who are determined to find him out, although they may pretend to be deceived in order to disguise their knowledge of his deceitfulness.”
 Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé - “When people reproach us, they only increase their own failings even as they are disclaiming them.”
 Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé - “Criticism should awaken our attention, not inflame our anger. We should listen to, and not flee from, those who contradict us. Truth should be our cause, no matter in what manner it comes to us.”
 Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé - “One cannot always bestow all manner of things upon everybody. To refuse a request for just cause is as praiseworthy as to grant a request that is worthy. It is for this reason that the 'no' of some people pleases more than the 'yes' of others. A refusal accompanied by sweet words and a civil manner gives more satisfaction to a true heart than a favor given with bad grace.”
 Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé - “It is an admirable skill to able to sweeten a refusal with civil words which atone for the favor which we are not able to grant.”
 Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé - “It is a singular characteristic of love that we cannot hide it where it exists, or pretend it where it does not exist.”
 Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé - “It is such a great fault to talk too much that, in business and conversation, if what is good is also brief, it is doubly good, and one gains by brevity what one often loses by an excess of words.”
 Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé - “The conversation of those who like to lord it over us is very disagreeable. But we should always be ready to graciously acknowledge the truth, no matter in what guise it comes to us.”
 Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé - “Instead of taking care to acquaint ourselves with others, we only think of making ourselves known to them. It would be better to listen to other people in order to become enlightened rather than to speak so as to shine in front of them.”
 Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé - “We often value the exterior and superficial aspect of things more than their inner reality. Bad manners taint everything even justice and reason. The 'how' of things matters most, and even the most disagreeable matters can be sweetened and gilded over with the proper appearance. Such is the bias and the weakness of the human mind.”
 Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé - “All the great amusements are dangerous for the Christian life. But among all the amusements that the world has invented, none is to be more feared than the theatre. Drama is such a realistic and sensitive representation of the passions that it excites the”
 Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé - “In knowledge of human affairs, we should never allow our minds to be enslaved by others by subjecting ourselves to their whims. We must maintain freedom of thought, and never accept anything of purely human authority into our heads. When we are presented with a diversity of opinions, we must choose, if we can if we cannot, we must remain in doubt.”
 William Clark Gable - “Rhett Don't start flirting with me. I'm not one of your plantation beaus. I want more than flirting from you. Scarlett What do you want Rhett I'll tell you, Scarlett O'Hara, if you'll take that Southern-belle simper off your face. Someday, I want you to say to me the words I heard you say to Ashley Wilkes I love you Scarlett That's something you'll never hear from me Captain Butler as long as you live.”
 William Clark Gable - “Only interested in himself and profiting from the war as an unscrupulous entrepreneur, and not in being a patriot 'I believe in Rhett Butler. He's the only cause I know. The rest doesn't mean much to me.'”
 William Clark Gable - “Scarlett Sir, you are no gentleman. Rhett And you, miss, are no lady.... Don't think that I hold that against you. Ladies have never held any charm for me.”
 William Clark Gable - “Disagreeing with the fervent patriotism of the Confederates 'I think it's hard winning a war with words, gentlemen.... I'm saying very plainly that the Yankees are better equipped than we.... All we've got is cotton and slaves, and arrogance.' 'I seem to be spoiling everybody's brandy and cigars and dreams of victory.'”
 William Clark Gable - “'Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.' Number Eight in the Top Ten Most Famous Movie Quotes. The Guinness Book of Film”
 Clark Gable - “Its an extra dividend when you like the girl youre in love with.”
 Bede the Venerable - “I have devoted my energies to a study of the Scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight.”
 Bede the Venerable - “A hymn of glory let us sing New songs throughout the world shall ring Christ, by a road before untrod, Now rises to the throne of God. The holy apostolic band Upon the Mount of Olives stand And with his followers they see Their Lord's ascending majesty. To them the angels drawing nigh, 'Why stand and gaze upon the sky This is the Savior,' thus they say 'This is his glorious triumph day. 'Again shall ye behold him so As ye today have seen him go, In glorious pomp ascending high, Up to the portals of the sky.' O risen Christ, ascended Lord, All praise to thee let earth accord, Who art, while endless ages run, With Father and with Spirit one.”

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