Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
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I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.
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A jay hasnt got any more principle than a Congressman. A jay will lie, a jay will steal, a jay will deceive, a jay will betray; and four times out of five, a jay will go back on his solemnest promise.
The success of great scholars and thinkers is commonly a courtier-like success, not kingly, not manly.
Property is an intellectual production. The game requires coolness, right reasoning, promptness, and patience in the players.
Everyone should keep a mental wastepaper basket, and the older he grows, the more things will he promptly consign to it.
The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.