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Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.
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I have made it a rule never to smoke more than one cigar at a time.
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The Germans are exceedingly fond of Rhine wines; they are put up in tall, slender bottles, and
are considered a pleasant beverage. One tells them from vinegar by the label.
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It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American
criminal class except Congress.
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After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live
outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.
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The way it is now, the asylums can hold the sane people, but if we tried to shut up the
insane we should run out of building materials.
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War - a wanton waste of projectiles.
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Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an
asteroid.
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Such is the human race. Often it does seem such a pity that Noah didn't miss the boat.
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The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become.
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Two or three centuries from now it will be recognized that all the competent killers are
Christians; then the pagan world will go to school to the Christian - not to acquire his
religion, but his guns.
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There are written laws - they perish.
But there are also unwritten laws - they are eternal.
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My works are like water. The works of the great masters are like wine. But everyone drinks
water.
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