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Pete Seeger:

Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t.

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James P. Carse:

Belief systems thrive in circumstances of collision. They are energized by their opposites.

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Stacy Keach, as Mike Hammer:

As far as the media is concerned, the only good news is bad news. That’s why I prefer the sports page.

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Michel de Montaigne:

A straight oar looks bent in the water. What matters is not merely that we see things but how we see them.

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Steve Allen:

Ideas have consequences, and totally erroneous ideas are likely to have destructive consequences.

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Blaise Pascal:

Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.

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Paul Newman:

Being on President Nixon’s enemies list was the highest single honor I’ve ever received.

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David Ferguson:

Never underestimate humanity’s capacity to be mediocre.

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Franz Liszt:

Truth is a great flirt.

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Fred Allen:

Television is a device that permits people who haven’t anything to do to watch people who can’t do anything.

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Theodore Roosevelt:

It is no use to preach to [children] if you do not act decently yourself.

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Maria Edgeworth:

An orator is the worse person to tell a plain fact.

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William Feather:

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.

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Abigail Adams:

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature; and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and, like the grave, cries, “Give, give!”

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Jean de La Fontaine:

Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them.

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Albert Camus:

No matter what cause one defends, it will suffer permanent disgrace if one resorts to blind attacks on crowds of innocent people.

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Plato:

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

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Graham Greene:

Our worst enemies here are not the ignorant and the simple, however cruel; our worst enemies are the intelligent and corrupt.

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Bobbie Gentry:

Euphemism is a euphemism for lying.

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Albert Einstein:

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions that differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.

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