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A demagogue is a person with whom we disagree as to which gang should mismanage the country.
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A fierce unrest seethes at the core, of all existing things:, it was the eager wish to soar, that gave the gods their wings.
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A hypocrite is a person who - but who isn't?
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A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
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A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself.
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Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
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An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it.
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An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it.
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An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
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Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.
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Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.
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By the time a bartender knows what drink a man will have before he orders, there is little else about him worth knowing.
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Did you ever notice that when a politician does get an idea he usually gets it all wrong.
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Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.
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Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them.
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Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
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Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
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Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.
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I have often noticed that ancestors never boast of the descendants who boast of ancestors. I would rather start a family than finish one. Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.
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I would rather start a family than finish one.
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Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.
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If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves.
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In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person. Yes, it is women who keep the church going.
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In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent.
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It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.
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Man cannot be uplifted; he must be seduced into virtue.
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Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
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Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles.
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One of the most important things to remember about infant care is: don't change diapers in midstream.
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Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.
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Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
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Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.
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Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
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Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into.
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Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
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Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
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Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity.
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Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
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The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude until it purrs like an epigram.
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The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
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The trouble with the public is that there is too much of it; what we need in public is less quantity and more quality.
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There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
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There is nothing so habit-forming as money.
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We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.
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When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'
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Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
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You know how in high school you do these plays and people come up after the show and they're really excited for you? Well, that's what's happening to me right now.
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