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The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance.
Remind me to write an article on the compulsive reading of news. The theme will be that most neuroses can be traced to the unhealthy habit of wallowing in the troubles of five billion strangers.
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, cone a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
To get anywhere, or even live a long time, a man has to guess, and guess right, over and over again, without enough data for a logical answer.
A fool cannot be protected from his folly. If you attempt to do so, you will not only arouse his animosity but also you will be attempting to deprive him of whatever benefit he is capable of deriving from experience. Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.
A pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun - and neither can stop the march of events.
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