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"I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation."

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"Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history."

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"He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches."

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"He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career."

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"Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious."

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"It is most unwise for people in love to marry."

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"Lack of money is the root of all evil."

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"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."

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"Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life."

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"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."

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"There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it."

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"Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world."

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"The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech."

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"The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post."

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"Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week."

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"A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses."

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"The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier."

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"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one."

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

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"The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business."

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"The world is populated in the main by people who should not exist."

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"The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel."

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"There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it."

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"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."

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"Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it."

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"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future."

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"We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from God to the medical profession."

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"What we call education and culture is for the most part nothing but the substitution of reading for experience, of literature for life, of the obsolete fictitious for the contemporary real."

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"What is virtue but the Trade Unionism of the married?"

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"When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part."

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"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."

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"Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me."

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"You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul."

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"As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death."

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"Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends."

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"Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough."

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"He who has never hoped can never despair."

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"He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career."

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"Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned."

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"I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while."

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"I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize."

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"I'm an atheist and I thank God for it."

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"In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it."

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"It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date."

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"Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent."

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"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

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"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it."

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"Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy."

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"Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power."

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"Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us."

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"Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience."

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"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."

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"If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do."

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"I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people."

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"In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it's more dangerous to lose than to win."

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"First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity."

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"Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare."

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"It took me twenty years of studied self-restraint, aided by the natural decay of my faculties, to make myself dull enough to be accepted as a serious person by the British public."

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"Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same."

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"An asylum for the sane would be empty in America."

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"A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth."

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"A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell."

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"Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree."

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"England and America are two countries separated by the same language."

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"An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it."

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"All great truths begin as blasphemies."

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"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."

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"The man who listens to Reason is lost reason enslaves all whose minds are not strong enough to master her."

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"Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children."

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"The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react."

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"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."

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"He knows nothing and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career."

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"A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth."

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"Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity."

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"I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy."

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"Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive."

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"A happy family is but an earlier heaven."

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"'Do you know what a pessimist is?' 'A man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.'"

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"A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income."

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"A dramatic critic is a man who leaves no turn unstoned."

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"A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out."

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"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."

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"A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold."

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"A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing."

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"A learned man is an idler who kills time with study. Beware of his false knowledge: it is more dangerous than ignorance."

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"A learned man is an idler who kills time with study. Beware of his false knowledge it is more dangerous than ignorance."

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"A lifetime of happiness No man alive could bear it it would be hell on earth."

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"A man ought to be able to be fond of his wife without making a fool of himself about her."

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"A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage."

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"A man never tells you anything until you contradict him."

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"A man who has no office to go, to I don't care who he is, is a trial of which you can have no conception."

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"A mind of the calibre of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows"

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"A pessimist thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it."

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"A woman whose face looked as if it had been made of sugar and someone had licked it."

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"A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes."

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"Activity is the only road to knowledge."

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"All censorships exist to prevent any one from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships."

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"Alcohol is a very necessary article....It makes life bearable for millions of people who could not endure it’s existence if they were quite sober."

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"Alcohol is a very necessary article... It makes life bearable to millions of people who could not endure their existence if they were quite sober. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning."

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"All professions are conspiracies against the laity."

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