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Hotels are tired of getting ripped off. I checked into a hotel and they had towels from my house.

Oscar Wilde


One is not superior merely because one sees the world as odious.

Oscar Wilde


One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

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Art is Nature speeded up and God slowed down.

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God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

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I would have promised those terrorists a trip to Disneyland if it would have gotten the hostages released. I thank God they were satisfied with the missiles and we didn't have to go to that extreme.

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I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don't want to buy things they don't need to impress people they dislike.

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The control of the production of wealth is the control of human life itself.

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"What are you watching?" "I don't know." "Well, what's happening?" "I'm not sure... I think the guy in the hat did something terrible." "Why are you watching it?" "You're so analytical. Sometimes you just have to let art flow over you."

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It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.

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I used to be a rebel in my youth. This cause... that cause... (chuckle) I backed 'em ALL! But I learned. Rebellion is simply a device used by the immature to hide from his own problems. So I lost interest in politics. Now when I feel aroused by

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He has not acquired a fortune; the fortune has acquired him.

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A furore Normanorum libera nos, O Domine! [From the fury of the norsemen deliver us, O Lord!]

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The Least Successful Defrosting Device The all-time record here is held by Mr. Peter Rowlands of Lancaster whose lips became frozen to his lock in 1979 while blowing warm air on it. "I got down on my knees to breathe into the lock. Somehow my lips

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If you have seen one city slum you have seen them all.

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I think we're in trouble.

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The dirty work at political conventions is almost always done in the grim hours between midnight and dawn. Hangmen and politicians work best when the human spirit is at its lowest ebb.

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The thought of being President frightens me and I do not think I want the job.

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When I hear a man applauded by the mob I always feel a pang of pity for him. All he has to do to be hissed is to live long enough.

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When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.

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October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.

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Walking on water wasn't built in a day.

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The streets are safe in Philadelphia, it's only the people who make them unsafe.

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Briefly stated, the findings are that when presented with an array of data or a sequence of events in which they are instructed to discover an underlying order, subjects show strong tendencies to perceive order and causality in random arrays, to perc

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A good scapegoat is hard to find. A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.

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Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

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For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

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You cannot see the wood for the trees.

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Never take a resume seriously. Resumes only make money for the people who write the resumes. No resume ever tells an employer how many times a job applicant has had the clap. Why, indeed, would anyone hire a person based on a resume written by a

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The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.

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A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

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The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated ambiguity that would be clearly understood.

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Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.

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Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

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"I don't mind going nowhere as long as it's an interesting path."

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Most people have a furious itch to talk about themselves and are restrained only by the disinclination of others to listen. Reserve is an artificial quality that is developed in most of us as the result of innumerable rebuffs.

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From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

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[District Attorneys] learn in District Attorney School that there are two sure-fire ways to get a lot of favorable publicity: (1) Go down and raid all the lockers in the local high school and confiscate 53 marijuana cigarettes and put them in a

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Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
Confucius

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