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Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see, the world hath more fools in it than ever.

Charles Lamb

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As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken

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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Aristotle

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Idealism increases in direct proportion to one’s distance from the problem.

John Galsworthy

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The taverns are full of gadabouts making merry this eve. And though I may press my face against the window like an urchin at a confectioner’s, I am tempted not by the sweetmeats within. A dram in exchange for the pox is an ill bargain, indeed.

From the diary of Samuel Pepys during the Great Plague, London, 1665 (Not really. The quote is a spoof. See comments below.)

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If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.

— Will Rogers

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What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?

— John Steinbeck

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Between too early and too late, there is never more than a moment.

— Franz Werfel

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One of the most horrible features of war is that all the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.

George Orwell

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Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

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If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.

Albert Einstein

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I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells.

Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)

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Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.

— Desmond Tutu

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Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.

— Marcel Proust

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I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.

— Douglas Adams

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Those who say it can’t be done should get out of the way of those who are doing it.

— Anne Lamott

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Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.

— Desmond Tutu

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Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.

— Marcel Proust

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I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.

— Douglas Adams

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Those who say it can’t be done should get out of the way of those who are doing it.

— Anne Lamott

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Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.

— Ambrose Bierce

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Belgium is a beautiful city.

— Donald Trump

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By the time a man realizes his father was right, he has a son who thinks he is wrong.

— Charles Wadsworth

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There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

— Isaac Asimov

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Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.

— Henry James

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Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.

— Margaret Walker

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What the world needs is more geniuses with humility. There are so few of us left.

— Oscar Levant

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Quotes o’ the Day

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.

— Thomas Sowell

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We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Adventure is worthwhile in itself.

— Amelia Earhart

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Not that you lied to me, but that I no longer believe you, has shaken me.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

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It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

— Henry David Thoreau

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It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.

— John Ruskin

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I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.

— Walt Whitman

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The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.

— William Lyon Phelps

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Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

— Albert Einstein

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You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

— Mahatma Gandhi

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Righteous intransigence is not a strategy; it’s just a satisfying attitude.

— David Quammen

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