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"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton. You may as well make it dance." Family 4.9 avg (13 votes)
"The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (13 votes)
"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." Ideas 4.9 avg (34 votes)
"Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends." Food 4.9 avg (45 votes)
"Some men see things as they are and say why - I dream things that never were and say why not." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (214 votes)
"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them." Motivation & Goals 4.9 avg (8 votes)
"In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it." Fear 4.9 avg (7 votes)
"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future." Wisdom 4.9 avg (7 votes)
"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (34 votes)
"Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else." Love 4.8 avg (11 votes)
"This is the true joy in life - being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (11 votes)
"If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion." Economics 4.8 avg (5 votes)
"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh." Humor, Life & Death 4.8 avg (14 votes)
"A reasonable man adapts himself to his environment. An unreasonable man persists in attempting to adapt his environment to suit himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (41 votes)
"Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire." Dancing 4.7 avg (18 votes)
"The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me." Love 4.7 avg (14 votes)
"A man never tells you anything until you contradict him." Debate 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." Government 4.7 avg (15 votes)
"All great truths begin as blasphemies." Truth & Lies 4.6 avg (17 votes)
"Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve." Democracy 4.6 avg (11 votes)

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