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149
Men write many fine and plausible arguments in support of monarchy, but the fact remains that where every man has a voice, brutal laws are impossible.
112
Life does not consist mainly - or even largely - of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that are forever blowing through one's mind.
101
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
140
Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.
83
Keep away from 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.
147
Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it.
99
It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.
119
It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
99
It is easier to stay out than get out.
131
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
108
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
106
It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.
130
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.
150
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
146
In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination.
150
In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language.
102
In his private heart no man respects himself.
110
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
110
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
92
If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.