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A strong foe is better than a weak friend.
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Always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney Every decision you make is a mistake.
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Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
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Every decision you make is a mistake.
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Everything ultimately fails, for we die, and that is either the penultimate failure or our most enigmatical achievement.
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Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.
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Herman Melville was as separated from a civilized literature as the lost Atlantis was said to have been from the great peoples of the earth.
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I would rather take hellebore than spend a conversation with a good, little man.
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It is very perplexing how an intrepid frontier people, who fought a wilderness, floods, tornadoes, and the Rockies, cower before criticism, which is regarded as a malignant tumor in the imagination.
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It takes a long time to understand nothing.
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Man hoards himself when he has nothing to give away.
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Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy.
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Nothing in our times has become so unattractive as virtue.
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One cat in a house is a sign of loneliness, two of barrenness, and three of sodomy.
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Recognize the cunning man not by the corpses he pays homage to but by the living writers he conspires against with the most shameful weapon, Silence, or the briefest review.
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So much of our lives is given over to the consideration of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues. The truth is we only perfect our vices, and man is a worse creature when he dies than he was when he was born.
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The Americans have always been food, sex, and spirit revivalists.
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The ancients understood the regulation of power better than the regulation of liberty.
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The bad poet is a toady mimicking nature.
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The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near impotent.
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There is a strange and mighty race of people called the Americans who are rapidly becoming the coldest in the world because of this cruel, man-eating idol, lucre.
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Those who write for lucre or fame are grosser than the cartel robbers, for they steal the genius of the people, which is its will to resist evil.
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To write is a humiliation.
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We are a most solitary people, and we live, repelled by one another, in the gray, outcast cities of Cain.
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We are always talking about being together, and yet whatever we invent destroys the family, and makes us wild, touchless beasts feeding on technicolor prairies and rivers.
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We can only write well about our sins because it is too difficult to recall a virtuous act or even whether it was the result of good or evil motives.
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We cannot live, suffer or die for somebody else, for suffering is too precious to be shared.
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What most men desire is a virgin who is a whore.
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When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.
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Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors.
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