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Many enraged psychiatrists are inciting a weary butcher. The butcher is weary and tired because he has cut meat and steak and lamb for hours and weeks. He does not desire to chant about anything with raving psychiatrists, but he sings about his gin

Oscar Wilde


But the greatest Electrical Pioneer of them all was Thomas Edison, who was a brilliant inventor despite the fact that he had little formal education and lived in New Jersey. Edison's first major invention in 1877, was the phonograph, which could soo

Oscar Wilde


Woman is generally so bad that the difference between a good and a bad woman scarcely exists.

Wilde Oscar


How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?

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English literature's performing flea.

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Time as he grows old teaches all things.

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Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.

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... [concerning quotation marks] even if we *___did* quote anybody in this business, it probably would be gibberish.

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If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

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When I was in school, I cheated on my metaphysics exam: I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.

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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.

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I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality.

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You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.

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To generalize is to be an idiot.

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It is not enough that I should succeed. Others must fail.

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Don't go to bed with no price on your head.

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We should realize that a city is better off with bad laws, so long as they remain fixed, then with good laws that are constantly being altered, that the lack of learning combined with sound common sense is more helpful than the kind of cleverness th

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"God gives burdens; also shoulders" Jimmy Carter cited this Jewish saying in his concession speech at the end of the 1980 election. At least he said it was a Jewish saying; I can't find it anywhere. I'm sure he's telling the truth though; why wo

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If I have to lay an egg for my country, I'll do it.

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In spite of everything, I still believe that people are good at heart.

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The farther you go, the less you know.

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Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine.

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Many of the characters are fools and they are always playing tricks on me and treating me badly.

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"Is it just me, or does anyone else read `bible humpers' every time someone writes `bible thumpers?'

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If Christianity was morality, Socrates would be the Saviour.

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We have nowhere else to go... this is all we have.

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Think sideways!

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There is no ox so dumb as the orthodox.

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Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget.

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Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?

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The best you get is an even break.

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The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.

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Every why hath a wherefore.

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"Well, if you can't believe what you read in a comic book, what *___can* you believe?!"

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Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.

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What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.

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You can't expect a boy to be vicious till he's been to a good school.

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"I don't know whether God exists or not, but it makes no difference to me." "It's not like He's passing out free money or anything."

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I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. Oh, tell me that I may s

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