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I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything.

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.
Have no fear of perfection-you'll never reach it.
When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
To change and change for the better are two different things
Next in importance to having a good aim is to recognize when to pull the trigger.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Teach me to feel another's Woe. To hide the Fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That Mercy show to me.
Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.
There are no miracles for those that have no faith in them.
What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we are told expressly.
If money is all that a man makes, then he will be poor. Poor in happiness and poor in all that makes life worth living.
Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.
Amateurs hope, professionals work.
Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month I can be myself.
Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.
Live as if everything you do will eventually be known.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, Thy will be done, and those to whom God says, All right, then, have it your way.
When a woman dresses up for an occasion, the man should become the black velvet pillow for the jewel.
People are too durable, that's their main trouble. They can do too much to themselves, they last too long.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next.
Had I not sinned what would there be for you to pardon. My fate has given you the opportunity for mercy.
Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it.
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
I don't want anything I don't deserve, [but] if they offer me more money, I'm not stupid.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings.
Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
In much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes.
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense... human rights invented America.
Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
When the fight begins within himself, a man's worth something.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather loved in spite of ourselves.
Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.
A wonderful realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world. There is nothing that is an accident. You are a special combination for a purpose-and don't let them tell you otherwise, even if they tell you that purpose is an illusion. (Live an illusion if you have to). You are that combination so that you can do what is essential for you to do. Don't ever believe that you have nothing to contribute. The world is an incredible unfulfilled tapestry. And only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours.
Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.
One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough.
When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.
The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency --the belief that the here and now is all there is.
All books are either dreams or swords.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
He that loves a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, as in all fortunes.
When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.
Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like.
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
But then they danced down the street like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!
The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary.
The idol is the measure of the worshipper.
To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
Talk to me about the truth of religion and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand.
You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. Dogs do not ritually urinate in the hope of persuading heaven to do the same and send down rain. Asses do not bray a liturgy to cloudless skies. Nor do cats attempt, by abstinence from cat's meat, to wheedle the feline spirits into benevolence. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, quite intelligent enough.
There are three kinds of people; those that make things happen, those that watch things happen and those who don't know what's happening.
A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved, by others. (Wizard to the Tin Man)
Of what significance are the things you can forget.
Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste.

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