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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance.

  • Henry Winkler
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    A human being's first responsibility is to shake hands with himself.

  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.

  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.

  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    ''A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gal.'' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey which catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the highroad to his reason.

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    All the great speakers were bad speaker at first.

  • First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.

  • John Dryden
    John Dryden
    English poet and playwright 1631-1700
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    He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.

  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
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    I always write a good first line, but I have trouble in writing the others.

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