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A man who sees another man on the street corner with only a stump for an arm will be so shocked the first time he'll give him sixpence. But the second time it'll only be a three penny bit. And if he sees him a third time, he'll have him cold-bloodedly handed over to the police.
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Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
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Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
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Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.
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Don't tell me peace has broken out.
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Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.
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Everyone needs help from everyone.
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From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.
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Grub first, then ethics.
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He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.
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Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.
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Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.
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It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.
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It's all right to hesitate if you then go ahead.
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Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
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No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.
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No one will improve your lot if you do not yourself.
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One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound of his voice on the screen and in real life.
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People are too durable, that's their main trouble. They can do too much to themselves, they last too long.
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People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart.
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Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.
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Poverty makes you wise but it's a curse.
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Right is its own defense.
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Science knows only one commandment - contribute to science.
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Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.
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Sometimes it's more important to be human, than to have good taste.
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Temptation to behave is terrible.
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The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top aren't always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom.
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The finest plans have always been spoiled by the littleness of them that should carry them out. Even emperors can't do it all by themselves.
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The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it.
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The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn.
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There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.
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To live means to finesse the processes to which one is subjugated.
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Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.
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War is like love; it always finds a way.
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We need a type of theatre which not only releases the feelings, insights and impulses possible within the particular historical field of human relations in which the action takes place, but employs and encourages those thoughts and feelings which help transform the field itself.
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What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough.
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What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
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What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?
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What they could do with 'round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.
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What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?
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Whenever there are great virtues, it's a sure sign something's wrong.
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Why be a man when you can be a success?
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You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured.
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