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In every unbeliever's heart there is an uneasy feeling that, after all, he may awake after death and find himself immortal. This i
When a woman says she won't, it's a good sign that she will. And when she says she will, it is an even better sign.
It costs more to maintain ten vices than one virtue.
The war on privilege will never end. Its next great campaign will be against the privileges of the underprivileged.
Any defeat, however trivial, may be fatal to a savior of the plain people. They never admire a messiah with a bloody nose.
The Americans are the illegitimate children of the English.
Living with a dog is messy--like living with an idealist.
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey-cage.
In any combat between a rogue and a fool the sympathy of mankind is always with the rogue.
Man weeps to think that he will die so soon; woman, that she was born so long ago.
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