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"To believe is very dull. To doubt is intensely engrossing. To be on the alert is to live, to be lulled into security is to die."
"Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious."
"Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people, by the people, for the people."
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
"Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."
"A man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing."
"Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat."
"A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies."
"Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected."
"Where there is no exaggeration there is no love, and where there is no love there is no understanding."
"The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on; it is never of any use to oneself."
"The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument on which one plays, that is all."
"When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers."
"We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language."
"America is the first country to have gone from barbarism to decadence without the usual intervening period of civilization."
"It is only about things that do not interest one, that one can give a really unbiased opinion; and this is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always valueless."
"Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two."
"True friends stab you in the front."
"Yet each man kills the thing he loves, from all let this be heard. Some does it with a bitter look, some with a flattering word. The coward does it with a kiss the brave man with the sword."
"Life is one fool thing after another where as love is two fool things after each other."
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