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"Of all things, good sense is the most fairly distributed: everyone thinks he is so well supplied with it that even those who are the hardest to satisfy in every other respect never desire more of it than they already have."
"Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet."
"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamppostsfor support rather than for illumination."
"The possession of muscular strength and the courage to use it in contests with other men for physical supremacy does not necessarily imply a lack of appreciation for the finer and better things of life."
"By the time your life is finished, you will have learned just enough to begin it well."
English-born socialist, writer, philanthropist
(daughter of Karl Marx)
"They say a reasonable amount o' fleas is good for a dogkeeps him from broodin' over bein' a dog mebbe."
Edward Noyes Westcott
"You can't pick cherries with your back to the tree."
J. Pierpont Morgan
"A careful driver is one who honks his horn when he goes through a red light."
US actor, radio/TV personality
"If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance."
US writer, "Hug Doctor"
"Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women from laughing at them."
"A gentleman need not know Latin, but he should at least have forgotten it."
"I've found that prayers work best when you have big players."
US football great
"Well, television is what it is. Let's face it. I had done 25 motion pictures prior to The Partridge Family and nobody knew my name."
US actor, candy shop owner
"When I grew up, being gay, being a sissy or anything like that was verboten. I disliked myself intensely and feared this part of myself intensely and had to hide it and became 'Perfect Richard, All-American Boy' as a place to hide."
"A lie was something that hadn't happened but might just as well have."
"A new idea is rarely born like
Venus attended by graces
More commonly it's modeled of baling wire and acne.
More commonly it wheezes and tips over."
"A leopard never changes his stripes."
US Vice President (45) and winner of the 2000 election
(see other US VPs; married to Tipper)
"I'm sick and tired of people saying that we put out 11 albums that sound exactly the same. In fact, we've put out 12 albums that sound exactly the same."
Australian guitarist (AC/DC)
"There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain."
"The pleasure of one's effect on other people still exists in agewhat's called making a hit. But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff."
English writer (National Velvet)
"A self-made man is one who believes in luck and sends his son to Oxford."
"The establishment is made up of little men, very frightened."
US representative (NY)