"The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand."


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"In time of war, the devil makes more room in hell."


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"Fall down seven times. Stand up eight."


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"To make a man perfectly happy tell him he works too hard, that he spends too much money, that he is "misunderstood" or that he is "different"; none of this is necessarily complimentary, but it will flatter him infinitely more that merely telling him that he is brilliant, or noble, or wise, or good."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

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"I know too much to be a sceptic and too little to be a dogmatist."

Pierre Bayle
Pierre Bayle "Historical and Critical Dictionary"

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"Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies."


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"Diplomacy is more than saying or doing the right things at the right time, it is avoiding saying or doing the wrong things at any time."


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"Socialism is the religion people get when they lose their religion."


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"Find purpose, the means will follow."


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"A classic is a book that doesn't have to be written again."


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"The future is much like the present, only longer."


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"We don't bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we don't dress well and we've no manners."


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"I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance."


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"The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just."


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"As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do."


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"Variety is the mother of Enjoyment."

Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli "Vivian Grey"

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"Gravity always wins."


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"Never wrestle with a pig. You both get all dirty, and the pig likes it."


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"Conscience -- the only incorruptible thing about us."


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"Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state."

Cesare Pavese
Cesare Pavese "The Burning Brand: Diaries 1935-1950"

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"Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell "Unpopular Essays"

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"The increase in wisdom can be measured precisely by the decrease in bile."


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"America is a young country with an old mentality."

George Santayana
George Santayana "Winds of Doctrine"

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"Error is the price we pay for progress."


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"Miss, n.: A title with which we brand unmarried women to indicate that they are in the market."


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"One enemy is too much."


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"Even before the music begins there is that bored look on people's faces. A polite form of self-imposed torture, the concert."

Henry Miller
Henry Miller "Tropic of Cancer"

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"We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all."


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"The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children."


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"Fish begins to stink at the head."


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"Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception."

George Orwell
George Orwell "Collected Essays"

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"Cause and effect, the chancellors of God."


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"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen."


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"Beggars cant be choosers."


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"The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought."


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"Space is to place as eternity is to time."


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"We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us."


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"Biography should be written by an acute enemy."


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"It is an aspect of all happiness to suppose that we deserve it."


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"True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen."


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"I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things."


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"Happiness consists of three things: someone to love, work to do, and a clear conscience."


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"A mathematical formula should never be "owned" by anybody! Mathematics belong to God."


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"Conscience is a man's compass."


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"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way."


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"Great minds have purposes, others have wishes."


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"Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends."


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"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."


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