If a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. - Edgar Watson Howe
That which distinguishes this day from all others is that then both orators and artillerymen shoot blank cartridges. - John Burroughs
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself. - Michel de Montaigne
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