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The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
189
There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice.
113
Man is the Only Animal that Blushes. Or needs to.
165
It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you: the one to slander you, and the other to get the news to you.
102
The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession, what there is of it.
114
A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs.
115
The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.
152
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.
123
You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
133
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
126
Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.
106
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.
124
When in doubt, tell the truth.
154
When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself.
120
When you cannot get a compliment any other way pay yourself one.
69
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
95
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.
131
I cannot call to mind a single instance where I have ever been irreverent, except toward the things which were sacred to other people.
107
He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult...
133
Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.