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Havelock Ellis:

The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.

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Kip Thorne:

I have used movies to go to sleep at night. You flip from channel to channel to channel and see just enough to make your brain mushy and go to sleep.

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Danica Roem:

I don’t like alternative facts because you know what those are? We call those B.S.

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H. Allen Smith:

On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.

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Dave Thomas:

In the beginning there was nothing and God said ‘Let there be light’, and there was still nothing but everybody could see it.

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Laura Schlessinger:

This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won’t get it back later.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

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W. C. Fields:

Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.

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Martin van Creveld:

It is simply not true that war is solely a means to an end, nor do people necessarily fight in order to obtain this objective or that. In fact, the opposite is true: people very often take up one objective or another precisely in order that they may fight.

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Rex Stout:

Courtesy is one’s own affair, but decency is a debt to life.

Stout, Rex, Too Many Cooks (New York: Pyramid, 1963), p. 71

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Gertrude Stein:

Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.

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Livy:

Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.

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Ann Landers:

>Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.

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Fran Tarkenton:

Ignoring facts does not make them go away.

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Dave Parsons:

Whenever anyone says, ‘theoretically,’ they really mean, ‘not really.’

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Peter Jackson:

Rivalry doesn’t help anybody.

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Franz Liszt:

Truth is a great flirt.

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Shaquille O’Neal:

I never worry about the problem. I worry about the solution.

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Knute Rockne:

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.

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Ken Kesey:

The fundamentalists have taken the fun out of the mental.