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All bad precedents began as justifiable measures.

Oscar Wilde


To think contrary to one's era is heroism. But to speak against it is madness.

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Like ya know? Rock 'N Roll is an esoteric language that unlocks the creativity chambers in people's brains, and like totally activates their essential hipness, which of course is like totally necessary for saving the earth, like because the first th

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As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.

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I just asked myself... what would John DeLorean do?

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The Worst Car Hire Service When David Schwartz left university in 1972, he set up Rent-a-wreck as a joke. Being a natural prankster, he acquired a fleet of beat-up shabby, wreckages waiting for the scrap heap in California. He put on a cap and lo

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A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.

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I reverently believe that the maker who made us all makes everything in New England, but the weather. I don't know who makes that, but I think it must be raw apprentices in the weather-clerks factory who experiment and learn how, in New England, fo

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A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.

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[Sir Stafford Cripps] has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

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Where you stand depends on where you sit.

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Inglish Spocken Hier: some mangled translations Various signs in Poland: Right turn toward immediate outside. Go soothingly in the snow, as there lurk the ski demons. Five o'clock tea at all hours. In a men's washroom in Sidney:

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In charity there is no excess.

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Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.

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No good deed goes unpunished.

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Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.

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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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October 12, the Discovery. It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.

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Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.

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Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.

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There's no justice in this world.

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In "King Henry VI, Part II," Shakespeare has Dick Butcher suggest to his fellow anti-establishment rabble-rousers, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." That action may be extreme but a similar sentiment was expressed by Thomas K. Co

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Just because I turn down a contract on a guy doesn't mean he isn't going to get hit.

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Ten years of rejection slips is nature's way of telling you to stop writing.

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Politicians speak for their parties, and parties never are, never have been, and never will be wrong.

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A diplomat's life consists of three things: protocol, Geritol, and alcohol.

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If there is a wrong way to do something, then someone will do it.

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Wagner's music is better than it sounds.

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Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-begging.

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My band career ended late in my senior year when John Cooper and I threw my amplifier out the dormitory window. We did not act in haste. First we checked to make sure the amplifier would fit through the frame, using the belt from my bathrobe to meas

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Gone With The Wind LITE(tm)

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It was the next morning that the armies of Twodor marched east laden with long lances, sharp swords, and death-dealing hangovers. The thousands were led by Arrowroot, who sat limply in his sidesaddle, nursing a whopper. Goodgulf, Gimlet, and the r

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I played lead guitar in a band called The Federal Duck, which is the kind of name that was popular in the '60s as a result of controlled substances being in widespread use. Back then, there were no restrictions, in terms of talent, on who could make

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NEW YORK

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Nasrudin returned to his village from the imperial capital, and the villagers gathered around to hear what had passed. "At this time," said Nasrudin, "I only want to say that the King spoke to me." All the villagers but the stupidest ran off to spr

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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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I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.

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Wishing without work is like fishing without bait.

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If you wants to get elected president, you'se got to think up some memoraboble homily so's school kids can be pestered into memorizin' it, even if they don't know what it means.

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"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."
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