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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

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We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.

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Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.

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Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.

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Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem—neat, plausible, and wrong.

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An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup.

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We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

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Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

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The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

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Truth would quickly cease to be stranger than fiction, once we got as used to it.

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You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.

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