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Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore,

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It is Mr. Mellon's credo that $200,000,000 can do no wrong. Our offense consists in doubting it.

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Absolutum obsoletum. (If it works, it's out of date.)

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At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand, and gave it all my heart and all my soul. At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed and found my ignorance upon the shore.

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Getting kicked out of the American Bar Association is liked getting kicked out of the Book-of-the-Month Club.

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It is not enough that I should succeed. Others must fail.

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Knowledge is power.

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Dear Mister Language Person: What is the purpose of the apostrophe? Answer: The apostrophe is used mainly in hand-lettered small business signs to alert the reader than an "S" is coming up at the end of a word, as in: WE DO NOT EXCEPT PERSONAL CHEC

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A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back the when it begins to rain.

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Only those who leisurely approach that which the masses are busy about can be busy about that which the masses take leisurely.

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Plots are like girdles. Hidden, they hold your interest; revealed, they're of no interest except to fetishists. Like girdles, they attempt to contain an uncontainable experience.

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Anything that is worth doing has been done frequently. Things hitherto undone should be given, I suspect, a wide berth.

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Sorry 'bout that sweat, honey. That's just holy water.

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If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

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