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Persistence in one opinion has never been considered a merit in political leaders.

Oscar Wilde


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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What fools these mortals be.

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Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

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People in general do not willingly read if they have anything else to amuse them.

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How is the world ruled, and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists, and they believe what they read.

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Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

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While there's life, there's hope.

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Innovation is hard to schedule.

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A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.

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Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.

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"...The name of the song is called 'Haddocks' Eyes'!" "Oh, that's the name of the song, is it?" Alice said, trying to feel interested. "No, you don't understand," the Knight said, looking a little vexed. "That's what the name is called. The nam

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In the begining, God created the Earth and he said, "Let there be mud." And there was mud. And God said, "Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what we have done." And God created every living creature that now moveth, and

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Perhaps no person can be a poet, or even enjoy poetry without a certain unsoundness of mind.

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America may be unique in being a country which has leapt from barbarism to decadence without touching civilization.

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Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; if you don't bet, you can't win.

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XXVI: If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance. XXVII: Rank does not intimidate hardware. Neither does the lack of rank. XXVIII: It is better to be the r

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VII. Certain bodies can pass through solid walls painted to resemble tunnel entrances; others cannot. This trompe l'oeil inconsistency has baffled generations, but at least it is known that whoever paints an entrance on a wall's surface to

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Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

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What you want, what you're hanging around in the world waiting for, is for something to occur to you.

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After the game the king and the pawn go in the same box.

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Intellect annuls Fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.

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The last vestiges of the old Republic have been swept away.

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I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.

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I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.

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Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

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The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.

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You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

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Rembrandt is not to be compared in the painting of character with our extraordinarily gifted English artist, Mr. Rippingille.

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It is up to us to produce better-quality movies.

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All I kin say is when you finds yo'self wanderin' in a peach orchard, ya don't go lookin' for rutabagas.

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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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If I made peace with Russia today, I'd only attack her again tomorrow. I just couldn't help myself.

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Dying is easy. Comedy is difficult.

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Learning French is trivial: the word for horse is cheval, and everything else follows in the same way.

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It's not easy, being green.

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The polite thing to do has always been to address people as they wish to be addressed, to treat them in a way they think dignified. But it is equally important to accept and tolerate different standards of courtesy, not expecting everyone else to ad

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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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Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.

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