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The better part of valor is discretion.

Mencken H.L.


Certain passages in several laws have always defied interpretation and the most inexplicable must be a matter of opinion. A judge of the Court of Session of Scotland has sent the editors of this book his candidate which reads, "In the Nuts (unground

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We're only in it for the volume.

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A definition of teaching: casting fake pearls before real swine.

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Giving money and power to governments is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

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of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emissions standards from man-made sources."

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The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

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April 1 This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.

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A journey of a thousand miles starts under one's feet.

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So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.

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I think we are in Rats' Alley where the dead men lost their bones.

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Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.

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Walk softly and carry a big stick.

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When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.

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Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.

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"Is it just me, or does anyone else read `bible humpers' every time someone writes `bible thumpers?'

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You can't erase a dream, you can only wake me up.

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Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

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