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Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.

Oscar Wilde


A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours.

Oscar Wilde


Lassie looked brilliant, in part because the farm family she lived with was made up of idiots. Remember? One of them was always getting pinned under the tractor, and Lassie was always rushing back to the farmhouse to alert the other ones. She'd w

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

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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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A woman who is guided by the head and not by the heart is a social pestilence: she has all the defects of the passionate and affectionate woman, with none of her compensations; she is without pity, without love, without virtue, without sex.

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Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.

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We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe; it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.

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Let's say your wedding ring falls into your toaster, and when you stick your hand in to retrieve it, you suffer Pain and Suffering as well as Mental Anguish. You would sue: * The toaster manufacturer, for failure to include, in the instructions

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The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

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Show business is just like high school, except you get paid.

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No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

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Think lucky. If you fall in a pond, check your pockets for fish.

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A woman employs sincerity only when every other form of deception has failed.

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Whenever anyone says, "theoretically," they really mean, "not really."

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... Our second completely true news item was sent to me by Mr. H. Boyce Connell Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., where he is involved in a law firm. One thing I like about the South is, folks there care about tradition. If somebody gets handed a name like "H.

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How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?

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Not to laugh, not to lament, not to curse, but to understand.

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It shall be unlawful for any suspicious person to be within the municipality.

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"We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!"

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Mate, this parrot wouldn't VOOM if you put four million volts through it!

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The lawgiver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.

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The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

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A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.

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Neckties strangle clear thinking.

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If reporters don't know that truth is plural, they ought to be lawyers.

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I am a man: nothing human is alien to me.

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Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

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The road to Hades is easy to travel.

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By protracting life, we do not deduct one jot from the duration of death.

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Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

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I have seen the future and it is just like the present, only longer.

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According to my best recollection, I don't remember.

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He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

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Genius is pain.

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Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.

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I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

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Judges, as a class, display, in the matter of arranging alimony, that reckless generosity which is found only in men who are giving away someone else's cash.

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You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.
Beard Charles A.

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