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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." Humor, Life & Death 4.8 avg (14 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)
"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." Knowledge 4.3 avg (7 votes)
"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." Liberty, Responsibility 4.0 avg (10 votes)
"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it onto future generations." Life & Death 4.4 avg (19 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)
"Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else." Love 4.8 avg (11 votes)
"First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity." Love 3.3 avg (6 votes)
"I know of only one duty, and that is to love." Love 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me." Love 4.7 avg (14 votes)
"It is most unwise for people in love to marry." Marriage 4.6 avg (5 votes)
"Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world." Miscellaneous 4.2 avg (6 votes)
"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (34 votes)
"Some men see things as they are and say why - I dream things that never were and say why not." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (214 votes)
"The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (13 votes)
"This is the true joy in life - being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (11 votes)
"A reasonable man adapts himself to his environment. An unreasonable man persists in attempting to adapt his environment to suit himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (41 votes)
"Lack of money is the root of all evil." Money 4.1 avg (17 votes)
"Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well." Morality 3.6 avg (9 votes)
"A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected." Morality 3.7 avg (3 votes)

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