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"It is necessary for the welfare of society that genius should be privileged to utter sedition, to blaspheme, to outrage good taste, to corrupt the youthful mind, and generally to scandalize one's uncles." Genius 4.4 avg (5 votes)
"It is most unwise for people in love to marry." Marriage 4.6 avg (5 votes)
"It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid." Truth & Lies 4.1 avg (7 votes)
"In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it." Fear 4.9 avg (7 votes)
"In the arts of life man invents nothing; but in the arts of death he outdoes Nature herself, and produces by chemistry and machinery all the slaughter of plague, pestilence, and famine." Life & Death 3.7 avg (6 votes)
"Imagine what you desire. Will what you imagine. Create what you will." Motivation & Goals 4.6 avg (10 votes)
"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." Ideas 4.9 avg (34 votes)
"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton. You may as well make it dance." Family 4.9 avg (13 votes)
"If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion." Economics 4.8 avg (5 votes)
"I know of only one duty, and that is to love." Love 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well." Morality 3.6 avg (9 votes)
"First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity." Love 3.3 avg (6 votes)
"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." Thinking 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"Every man over forty is a scoundrel." Age 2.7 avg (3 votes)
"Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few." Democracy 4.0 avg (7 votes)
"Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve." Democracy 4.6 avg (11 votes)
"Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire." Dancing 4.7 avg (18 votes)
"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." Knowledge 4.3 avg (7 votes)
"Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world." Miscellaneous 4.2 avg (6 votes)
"Beauty is all very well at first sight; but whoever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?" Beauty 3.3 avg (8 votes)


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