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A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears o...   Life
A man's eroticism is a woman's sexuality.   Life
A woman occasionally is quite a serviceable substitute for masturbatio...   Life
A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.   Life
Adults who still derive childlike pleasure from hanging gifts of a rea...   Life
An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or...   Life
Children play soldier. That makes sense. But why do soldiers play chil...   Life
Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the m...   Life
Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of subsistence disappe...   Life
Democracy divides people into workers and loafers. It makes no provisi...   Life
Democracy means the opportunity to be everyone's slave.   Life
Do not learn more than you absolutely need to get through life.   Life
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove ...   Life
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inherit...   Experience
He who does without the praise of the crowd will not deny himself an o...   Life
How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to j...   Life
If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threaten...   Life
Intercourse with a woman is sometimes a satisfactory substitute for ma...   Life
It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of somethin...   Life
Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express ...   Life
Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden.   Life
Matrimony is the union of meanness and martyrdom.   Life
Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; it...   Life
My unconscious knows more about the consciousness of the psychologist ...   Life
News reports stand up as people, and people wither into editorials. Cl...   Life
Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as t...   Life
Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on grav...   Life
Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and cri...   Life
The closer the look one takes at a word, the greater distance from whi...   Life
The esthete stands in the same relation to beauty as the pornographer ...   Life
The immorality of men triumphs over the amorality of women.   Life
The press, that goiter of the world, swells up with the desire for con...   Life
The sound principle of a topsy-turvy lifestyle in the framework of an ...   Life
This is something that I cannot get over - that a whole line could be ...   Life
War is, at first, the hope that one will be better off; next, the expe...   Life