“The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honors on your head.” – Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

“Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.” – Georg Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it” – Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

“While we are postponing, life speeds by.” – Seneca (3BC – 65AD)

“Where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket?” – Bumper Sticker

“God, please save me from your followers!” – Bumper Sticker

“Fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches.” – The Duchess of Windsor, when asked what is the secret of a long and happy life

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

“Luck is the residue of design.” – Branch Rickey – former owner of the Brooklyn Dodger Baseball Team

“Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.” – Mel Brooks

“Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.” – Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

“Wit is educated insolence.” – Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

“My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.” – Socrates (470-399 B.C.)

“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t” – Erica Jong (1942-)

“Show me a woman who doesn’t feel guilty and I’ll show you a man.” – Erica Jong (1942-)

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou (1928-)

“Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me.” – Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

“A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.” – Gore Vidal

“Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them.” – Samuel Palmer (1805-80)

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.” – Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

“Sometimes when reading Goethe I have the paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny.” – Guy Davenport

“When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.” – Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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