"The pleasure of those who injure you lies in your pain. Therefore they will suffer if you take away their pleasure by not feeling pain."

Tertullian
Tertullian "De patientia"

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"The only people to profit from the mistakes of others are biographers."


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"Memory is the thing you forget with."


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"Poetry is the deification of reality."


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"There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot."


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"After bread, education is the first need of the people."


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"Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality."


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"All that is good in man lies in youthful feeling and mature thought."


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"The thing I fear most is fear."


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"Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfillment of animal desires."


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"The first duty of government is to see that people have food, fuel, and clothes. The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education."


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"Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul."


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"Every single moment of a person's life, both of the understanding and of the will, is a new beginning."


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"It is better to debate a question without deciding it than to decide it without debate."


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"The function of the actor is to make the audience imagine for the moment that real things are happening to real people."


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"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."


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"The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control."

Ogden Nash
Ogden Nash "I'm a Stranger Here Myself"

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"Whenever our life is stirred by truth, it expresses energy and comes to be filled, as it were, with a creative ardor."


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"Roses grow on thorns and honey wears a sting."


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"The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less."


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"The idol of your self is the mother of all idols."


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"The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough.."


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"Don't borrow sorrow from tomorrow!"


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"There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."


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"We are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it."


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"Take care of the pence and the pound will take care of themselves."


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"If my theory of relativity is proven correct, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew. "


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"Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory."


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"To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication."


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"A sign of a celebrity is often that his name is worth more than his services."


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"A man who finishes a book is always alone when he finishes it."

Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron "Scribble Scrabble"

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"Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind."

Ogden Nash
Ogden Nash "I'm a Stranger Here Myself"

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"The only exercise I ever take is walking up hospital stairs to visit friends who've damaged themselves by taking exercise."

Stormont Mancroft
Stormont Mancroft "A Chinaman in My Bath"

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"If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done."


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"Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke."


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"Journalists are pleasant people who ask unpleasant questions."


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"There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you."


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"Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have."


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"Remind yourself that all men assert that wisdom is the greatest good, but that there are few who strenuously seek out that greatest good."


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"Love is the extremely difficult realisation that something other than oneself is real."


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"Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity."


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"Genius is the ability to look at things simply."


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"My house is my castle."


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"Two left-handed gloves don't make a pair. Two half-truths don't make a truth."

Multatuli (Eduard Douwer Dekker)
Multatuli (Eduard Douwer Dekker) "The Oyster and the Eagle"

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"Small is beautiful."


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"I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it."


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"If one knows only what one is told, one does not know enough to be able to arrive at a well-balanced decision."


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"There may be love without jealousy, but there is none without fear."


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