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"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." Clever Jabs 4.8 avg (13 votes)
"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." Clever Jabs 4.4 avg (16 votes)
"I do not like work even when someone else does it." Work 4.0 avg (9 votes)
"I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way." Writing 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell -- you see, I have friends in both places." Morality 4.6 avg (5 votes)
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." Education 4.9 avg (90 votes)
"I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting." Sleep 3.9 avg (8 votes)
"I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up." Thinking 4.0 avg (3 votes)
"I once sent a dozen of my friends a telegram saying 'flee at once - all is discovered.' They all left town immediately." Morality 4.9 avg (8 votes)
"Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own." Reading 3.8 avg (4 votes)
"If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way." Experience 4.3 avg (8 votes)
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Truth & Lies 4.7 avg (30 votes)
"India has 2,000,000 gods, and worships them all. In religion, other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire." Religion 3.5 avg (15 votes)
"It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand." Christianity 4.5 avg (21 votes)
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." Education 4.9 avg (39 votes)
"It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them." Honor 4.8 avg (22 votes)
"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." Talking 5.0 avg (112 votes)
"It is by the goodness of God that, in this country, we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the wisdom never to use either." America 4.3 avg (7 votes)
"It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare." Courage 4.7 avg (13 votes)
"It is noble to be good; it is still nobler to teach others to be good - and less trouble." Morality 4.8 avg (5 votes)

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