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"There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought."
"There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it, and the rest of us."
"The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance."
"Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it."
"If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?"
"Going to church doesn't make you any more a Christian than going to the garage makes you a car."
"Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience."
"Everyone is in awe of the lion tamer in a cage with half a dozen lions -- everyone but a school bus driver."
"Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away."
"Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices."
"Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame."
"An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it."
"An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today."
"America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation."
"America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there."
"A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when he crosses the street."
"A man doesn't know what he knows until he knows what he doesn't know."
"A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to."
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