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You increase your self-respect when you feel you’ve done everything you ought to have done, and if there is nothing else to enjoy, there remains that chief of pleasures, the feeling of being pleased with oneself. A man gets an immense amount of satisfaction from the knowledge of having done good work and of having made the best use of his day, and when I am in this state I find that I thoroughly enjoy my rest and even the mildest forms of recreation.

You increase your self-respect when you feel you’ve done everything you ought to have done, and if there is nothing else to enjoy, there remains that chief of pleasures, the feeling of being pleased with oneself.

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark than a moral.

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark than a moral.

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.

Jesus saves, Allah forgives, Cthulhu thinks you’d make a nice sandwich.

Jesus saves, Allah forgives, Cthulhu thinks you'd make a nice sandwich.

Women and cats do as they dammed well please. Men and dogs had best learn to live with it.

Women and cats do as they dammed well please. Men and dogs had best learn to live with it.

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.”

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.”

Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.

Love is a perky elf dancing a maerry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.

April 1, 2013 Anonymous ,

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.

Did you ever hear anyone say, “That work had better be banned because I might read it and it might be very damaging to me?”

Did you ever hear anyone say, “That work had better be banned because I might read it and it might be very damaging to me?”