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A pessimist is a person who has to listen to too many optimists.
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.
If a child shows himself to be incorrigible, he should be decently and quietly beheaded at the age of twelve, lest he grow to maturity marry, and perpetuate his kind.
Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Man cannot be uplifted he must be seduced into virtue.
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
An optimist is a man who has never had much experience.
I have no idea how much money I've got.
Work and acquire and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance.
I'm at the age now where just putting my cigar in its holder is a thrill.
The worst men often give the best advice.
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
I've had such a great track record in making a huge profit when the movies are smaller.
What dreadful weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.
Then stirs the feeling infinite, so felt In solitude, where we are least alone.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.