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A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he i...   Life
A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too ...   Life
Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deser...   Marriage
An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the...   Life
Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.   Life
Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that b...   Government
Enemies, as well as lovers, come to resemble each other over a period ...   Life
Every morning I take out my bankbook, stare at it, shudder-and turn qu...   Life
Happiness is a direction, not a place.   Life
If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indica...   Anger
If the devil could be persuaded to write a bible, he would title it, "...   Life
Ignorance per se is not nearly as dangerous as ignorance of ignorance.   Life
In shape, it is perfectly elliptical. In texture, it is smooth and lus...   Life
Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it pe...   Life
It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recogniz...   Life
Knowledge fills a large brain; it merely inflates a small one.   Life
Many a secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity can be drawn out b...   Life
Men make counterfeit money; in many more cases, money makes counterfei...   Life
Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices cal...   Life
Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing thems...   Life
Ninety percent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themse...   Life
Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discov...   Life
Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something ne...   Life
Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what ...   Life
People who think they're generous to a fault usually think that's thei...   Life
Perseverance is the most overrated of traits, if it is unaccompanied b...   Life
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for...   Life
Somebody who never got over the embarrassing fact that he was born in ...   Life
Sometimes the best, and only effective, way to kill an idea is to put ...   Life
The beauty of "spacing" children many years apart lies in the fact tha...   Life
The greatest enemy of progress is not stagnation, but false progress.   Life
The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to le...   Life
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, bu...   Computers
The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor in...   Life
The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.   Life
The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interch...   Life
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.   Education
There's no point in burying a hatchet if you're going to put up a mark...   Life
We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood un...   Life
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask,...   Life
When we have 'second thoughts' about something, our first thoughts don...   Life
When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be su...   Life