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Rotten wood cannot be carved.

Mencken H.L.


A man gazing at the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.

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He thought of Musashi, the Sword Saint, standing in his garden more than three hundred years ago. "What is the 'Body of a rock'?" he was asked. In answer, Musashi summoned a pupil of his and bid him kill himself by slashing his abdomen with a knife.

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You get what you pay for.

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Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.

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The more the merrier.

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To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

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A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

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No good deed goes unpunished.

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Of all men's miseries, the bitterest is this: to know so much and have control over nothing.

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The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.

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"We're not talking about the same thing," he said. "For you the world is weird because if you're not bored with it you're at odds with it. For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to

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There is no sin but ignorance.

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Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.

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Walking on water wasn't built in a day.

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Like, if I'm not for me, then fer shure, like who will be? And if, y'know, if I'm not like fer anyone else, then hey, I mean, what am I? And if not now, like I dunno, maybe like when? And if not Who, then I dunno, maybe like the Rolling Stones?

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In case of fire, stand in the hall and shout "Fire!"

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