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"But if the young are never tired of erring in conduct, neither are the older in erring of judgment."
"I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth."
"Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what they are not."
Elias Root Beadle
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers."
Lebanese philosopher poet
"A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing."
US comic, actor
"Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners."
"Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others."
(father of Marlo Thomas)
"Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth."
"[The Japanese] are extremely good imitatorsand so polite they even copy the mistakes."
US bluegrass great
"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia."
E. L. Doctorow
"The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood."
US football coach
"Of course there's a lot of knowledge in universities: the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don't take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates."
Dr. Abbott Lawrence Lowell
US educator, lawyer
(grandfather of Amy Lowell)
"Quite a nasty piece of work. Not the sort of person you'd want to have dinner with."
, on his character "Mr. Bean"
"We have resolved to endure the unendurable and suffer what is insufferable."
"My leg, make it more beautiful."
Russian dancer, choreographer