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"The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time."
-George Bernard Shaw


"It is better to be silent, and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."
-Silvan Engel


"Popularity is the one insult I have never suffered."
-Oscar Wilde


"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much."
-Oscar Wilde


"Reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays."
-Aldous Huxley


"I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others."
-Marcus Aurelius


"All my life, affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it."
-George Bernard Shaw


"Tragically, in the industrialized world there is a terrible absence of understanding or concern about those who are enduring lives of despair and hopelessness. We have not yet made the commitment to share with others an appreciable part of our excessive wealth. This is a potentially rewarding burden that we should all be willing to assume."
-Jimmy Carter


"I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him."
-Booker T. Washington


"I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left."
-Margaret Thatcher


"The careful application of terror is also a form of communication."
-unknown


"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."
-H.P.Lovecraft


"The Universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
-Eden Philpotts


"this is my 'depressed stance.' When you're depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you'll start to feel better. If you're going to get any joy out of being depressed, you've got to stand like this."
-Charlie Brown


"A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


"It is my observation that too many of us are spending money we haven't earned to buy things we don't need to impress people we don't like."
-H. Jackson Brown's mom

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"It is the individual's task to differentiate himself from all the others and stand on his own feet. All collective identities... interfere with the fulfillment of this task. Such collective identities are crutches for the lame, shields for the timid, beds for the lazy, nurseries for the irresponsible."
-Carl Jung


"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."
-unknown


"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves."
-Abraham Lincoln


"Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds."
-unknown


"It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others."
-Joseph Addison


"I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."
-Albert Einstein


"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads."
-Erica Jong


"To err is human, to forgive divine."
-Alexander Pope


"I do not know myself, and God forbid that I should."
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


"The torpid artist seeks inspiration at any cost, by virtue or by vice, by friend or fiend, by prayer or by wine."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Few things are harder to put up with than a good example."
-Mark Twain


"How come there's only one Monopolies Commission?"
-Nigel Rees


"If you're going to do something wrong, at least enjoy it."
-Leo Rosten


"Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us."
-Loren Eiseley


"The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity."
-William Butler Yeats


"To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it."
-Benjamin Franklin


"Art doesn't want to be familiar. It wants to astonish us. Or, in some cases, to enrage us. It wants to move us. To touch us. Not accommodate us, make us comfortable."
-Jamake Highwater


"If ignorance is bilss, then knock this smile off my face."
-Zach De La Rocha


"On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
-Charles Babbage


"Of all the strange 'crimes' that human beings have legislated out of nothing, 'blasphemy' is the most amazing, with 'obscenity' and 'indecent exposure' fighting it out for second and third place."
-Robert Heinlein


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