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"It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech." Miscellaneous 3.8 avg (6 votes)
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." Motivation & Goals 4.9 avg (185 votes)
"Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it." Clever Jabs 4.7 avg (12 votes)
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." Success 4.7 avg (34 votes)
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Virtue 4.9 avg (23 votes)
"Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed." Success 4.8 avg (12 votes)
"Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (14 votes)
"Life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages." Age 4.2 avg (5 votes)
"Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century." Love 4.2 avg (11 votes)
"Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to." Miscellaneous 4.6 avg (21 votes)
"Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired." Miscellaneous 4.6 avg (12 votes)
"Most writers regard truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use." Truth & Lies, Writing 4.0 avg (5 votes)
"Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it." Truth & Lies 4.1 avg (10 votes)
"Of all the animals, man is the only one that lies." Truth & Lies 4.0 avg (6 votes)
"Of the delights of this world man cares most for sexual intercourse, yet he has left it out of his heaven." Religion 3.9 avg (11 votes)
"One of the striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives." Truth & Lies 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside." Food 3.6 avg (10 votes)
"Providence protects children and idiots. I know because I have tested it." Children, Intelligence 4.3 avg (3 votes)
"Sacred cows make the best hamburger." Miscellaneous 4.3 avg (15 votes)
"Suppose you were an idiot...and suppose you were a member of Congress...but I repeat myself." Clever Jabs 4.5 avg (19 votes)

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