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Time goes, you say? Ah no! Time stays, *we* go.

Oscar Wilde


Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine.

Oscar Wilde


Talkers are no good doers.

Wilde Oscar


There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.

Wilde Oscar


All is well that ends well.

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Go ahead... make my day.

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Look ere ye leap.

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Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

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The pollution's at that awkward stage. Too thick to navigate and too thin to cultivate.

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The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Wilde Oscar


WE'RE GOING TO THROW THE MX AWAY AFTER WE BUILD IT. The MX is really [Don't tell anybody!] just a "bargaining chip" in the nuclear-arms- reduction talks with the Russians. See, we have a problem with the Russians. They look at our leaders and they

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She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook.

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Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.

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All men know the utility of useful things; but they do not know the utility of futility.

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I hate dying.

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XLI: The more one produces, the less one gets. XLII: Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing. XLIII: Hardware works best when it matters the least. XLIV: Aircraft flight in the 21st century will always be in a we

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I'll never get off this planet.

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Recently deceased blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan "comes to" after his death. He sees Jimi Hendrix sitting next to him, tuning his guitar. "Holy cow," he thinks to himself, "this guy is my idol." Over at the microphone, about to sing, are Jim Mo

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Water, taken in moderation cannot hurt anybody.

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Youth is a disease from which we all recover.

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If I were a grave-digger or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.

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In the future, there will be fewer but better Russians.

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If a jury in a criminal trial stays out for more than twenty-four hours, it is certain to vote acquittal, save in those instances where it votes guilty.

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It is by the fortune of God that, in this country, we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the wisdom never to use either.

Wilde Oscar


I have a dream. I have a dream that one day, on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

Wilde Oscar


Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools.

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"Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, Rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science."

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General notions are generally wrong.

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Princeton's taste is sweet like a strawberry tart. Harvard's is a subtle taste, like whiskey, coffee, or tobacco. It may even be a bad habit, for all I know.

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The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.

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He who attacks the fundamentals of the American broadcasting industry attacks democracy itself.

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Ever get the feeling that the world's on tape and one of the reels is missing?

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Men freely believe that what they wish to desire.

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For thee the wonder-working earth puts forth sweet flowers.

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Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.

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One of my less pleasant chores when I was young was to read the Bible from one end to the other. Reading the Bible straight through is at least 70 percent discipline, like learning Latin. But the good parts are, of course, simply amazing. God is a

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You have all eternity to be cautious in when you're dead.

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

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To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.

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Once I belonged to a group that really had THE WORD. I fought like hell for them. But another group came along and exposed the word of my group as shallow and degenerate. They had a better word. So I quit the first group and lost all the friends
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