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History may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme a lot

Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.
We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks, if we agree with him.
It is easier to stay out than get out.
A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
Man is the only animal that blushes -- or needs to.
There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.
There's always something about your success that displeases even your best friends.
If you have nothing to say, say nothing.
It is a good idea to obey all the rules when you're young just so you'll have the strength to break them when you're old.
Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
He liked to like people, therefore people liked him.
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing, he knew nobody had said it before.
The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
Be virtuous and you will be eccentric.
On with dance, let joy be unconfined, is my motto; whether there's any dance to dance or any joy to unconfined.
There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
I can live for two months on a good compliment.
I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough.
Noise proves nothing, Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.
I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell -- you see, I have friends in both places.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Never do wrong when people are looking.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work.
I do not like work even when someone else does it.
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.
If you don't like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes.
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.
The lack of money is the root of all evils.
If you are speaking the truth you don't have to remember anything.
A man cannot be made comfortable without his own approval.
When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.
Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all.
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered -- either by themselves or by others.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.
Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Forget and forgive. This is not difficult when properly understood. It means forget inconvenient duties, then forgive yourself for forgetting. By rigid practice and stern determination, it comes easy.
I was young and foolish then; now I am old and foolisher.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
There is nothing so annoying as a good example!!
I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey.
We are all alike, on the inside.
Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
Sometimes too much drink is barely enough.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Be good and you will be lonely.
A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.
Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain't so.
In the real world, nothing happens at the right place at the right time. It is the job of journalists and historians to correct that.
When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
Let us consider that we are all partially insane. It will explain us to each other; it will unriddle many riddles; it will make clear and simple many things which are involved in haunting and harassing difficulties and obscurities now.
Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.
It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
The way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one: keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
To stop smoking is the easiest thing I ever did. I ought to know; I've done it a thousand times.
Golf is a good walk spoiled.
It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.
Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.

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