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"For the human mind is seldom at stay: If you do not grow better, you will most undoubtedly grow worse."
"We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death."
"Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will."
US President (5)
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Woman: "I've made a bet with a friend that I can get you to say at least three words this evening. What do you say to that?"
Calvin Coolidge: "You lose."
US President (30)
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"How can you practice dancing in an airplane? There's a law against it."
US dancer, actor, Senator (CA)
"The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong."
Indian spiritual leader
"The immature artist imitates. Mature artists steal."
"It's not music, it's a disease."
US bandleader, A&R director
, on rock'n'roll
"The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead."
US advice columnist
(sister of Abigail van Buren)
"I think it will always be popular. It's like the cycle of life. It grows, breaks up, falls down, and then starts all over again."
Edward Craven Walker
US nudist, inventor
, on his invention, the Lava Lamp
"Only the little people pay taxes."
US real estate salesperson, heiress, felon
"It looks different when you're sober. I thought I had twice as much furniture."
"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."
"Never take a job where winter winds can blow up your pants."
US TV person
"I expect to pass through this world but once and therefore if there is anybody I want to kick in the crotch I had better kick them in the crotch now, for I do not expect to pass this way again."
Sir Cecil Maurice Bowra
China-born English writer
"I was the first actress in the family, and I am still the only actress in the family. I shouldn't be saying it, but it slipped out!"
(sister of Zsa Zsa)
"The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines."
"I'm very fortunate to have a career that has lasted as long as it has. Did I think it would last this long? No way!"
"I've lived a charmed life. I married the only girl I ever loved and did the only job I ever loved."
US football coach
"My legacy will be up to others to describe."
US senator (NC)
, legacy of racism, intolerance, thickheadedness
(Jesse's the older boy on the left)