"History ought never to be confused with nostalgia; it's written not to revere the dead, but to inspire the living. It's our cultural bloodstream, the secret of who we are. And it tells us to let go of the past, even as we honor it; to lament what ought to be lamented, to celebrate what should be celebrated."


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"Winning isn't everything, but it beats anything in second place."


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"Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is good company along the way."


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"We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature."


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"I believe in compulsory cannibalism... if people were forced to eat what they kill, we would have no more wars."


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"No man is a hero to his wife's psychiatrist."


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"The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on forecasters."


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"There were grammatical errors even in his silence."


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"Men are born equal but they are also born different."


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"One meal a day is enough for a lion, and it ought to be for a man."


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"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."


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"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."


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"There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."


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"France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are "made in America.""

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

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"The hardest task of a girl's life, nowadays, is to prove to a man that his intentions are serious."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

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"Whatever it is that the government does, sensible Americans would prefer that the government do it to somebody else. This is the idea behind foreign policy."

P.J. O`Rourke
P.J. O`Rourke "Parliament of Whores"

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"When the book comes out it may hurt you - but in order for me to do it, it had to hurt me first. I can only tell you about yourself as much as I can face about myself."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "A Dialogue"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Petty laws breed great crimes."

Ouida (Marie Louise De La Ramée)
Ouida (Marie Louise De La Ramée) "Wisdom, Wit and Pathos"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Everything ends this way in France. Weddings, christenings, duels, burials, swindlings, affairs of state - everything is a pretext for a good dinner."

Jean Anouilh
Jean Anouilh "Cécile"

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"What better way to prove that you understand a subject than to make money out of it?"


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"Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly."

William James
William James "Principles of Psychology"

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"You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older."


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"Power acquired by violence is only an usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey."

Denis Diderot
Denis Diderot "Encyclopedia"

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"France was long a despotism tempered by epigrams."

Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle "History of the French Revolution"

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"The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring, and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth."


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"A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language."


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"Immortality without eternity is a rope with only one end. "

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

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"Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable."


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"If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence."


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"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions."


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"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down."


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"Prudence and justice tell me that in electricity and steam there is more love for man than in chastity and abstinence from meat."


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"We keep seeking our angel, demons come unsought."


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"Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one."


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"Fortune sides with he who dares."


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"America is a mistake, a giant mistake."


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"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."


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"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one."


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"Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind."

William Golding
William Golding "Pincher Martin"

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"All the powers of imagination combine in hypochondria."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

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"Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future."


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"Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes."

Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht "Life of Galileo"

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"English history is all about men liking their fathers, and American history is all about men hating their fathers and trying to burn down everything they ever did."

Malcolm Bradbury
Malcolm Bradbury "Stepping Westward"

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"Great writers are the saints for the godless."


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"Our memory and our identity are ever at odds."


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"Growing older is not upsetting; being perceived as old is."


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"Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius."


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"The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes."


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