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"Of all the animals, man is the only one that lies." Truth & Lies 4.0 avg (6 votes)
"The reason why truth is so much stranger than fiction is that there is no requirement for it to be consistent." Truth & Lies 4.7 avg (3 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)
"Duties are not performed for duty's sake, but because their neglect would make the man uncomfortable. A man performs but one duty - the duty of contenting his spirit, the duty of making himself agreeable to himself." Virtue 4.3 avg (6 votes)
"Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heal that has crushed it." Virtue 4.8 avg (69 votes)
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Virtue 4.9 avg (23 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)
"There are laws to protect the freedom of the press's speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press." Writing 4.8 avg (12 votes)
"George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie." Youth 4.4 avg (7 votes)
"When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not." Youth 4.5 avg (13 votes)

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