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There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.

A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself.
Everyone is like a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
We need not worry so much about what man descends from; it's what he descends to that shames the human race.
Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
Never learn to do anything. If you don't learn, you will always find someone else to do it for you.
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
We never become really and genuinely our entire and honest selves until we are dead -- and not then until we have been dead years and years. People ought to start dead and then they would be honest so much earlier.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
The older we grow the greater becomes our wonder at how much ignorance one can contain without bursting one's clothes.
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
History is strewn thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill, but a lie, well told, is immortal.
There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce.
I would rather have my ignorance than another man's knowledge, because I have so much of it.
The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot.
We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that a savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter.
There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it.

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