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I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution.
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
I do not know myself and God forbid that I should.
So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.
Being kissed by a man who didn't wax his moustache was like eating an egg without salt.
Whenever anyone says anything he is indulging in theories.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
There's nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
Desperation is like stealing from the mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
An aphorism is not an aphorism unless you know what it means.