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#7993I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable
to sit still in a room.
-- Blaise Pascal
#7994I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience
most of them are trash.
-- Sigmund Freud
#7995I have great faith in fools -- self confidence my friends call it.
-- Edgar Allan Poe
#7996I have learned silence from the talkative,
toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind.
-- Kahlil Gibran
#7997I have made mistakes but I have never made the mistake of claiming
that I have never made one.
-- James Gordon Bennett
#7998I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his
own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks
of himself. To undermine a man's self-respect is a sin.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
#7999I knew one thing: as soon as anyone said you didn't need a gun, you'd better
take one along that worked.
-- Raymond Chandler
#8000I love mankind ... It's people I hate.
-- Schulz
#8001 I made it a rule to forbear all direct contradictions to the sentiments
of others, and all positive assertion of my own. I even forbade myself the use
of every word or expression in the language that imported a fixed opinion, such
as "certainly", "undoubtedly", etc. I adopted instead of them "I conceive",
"I apprehend", or "I imagine" a thing to be so or so; or "so it appears to me
at present".
When another asserted something that I thought an error, I denied
myself the pleasure of contradicting him abruptly, and of showing him
immediately some absurdity in his proposition. In answering I began by
observing that in certain cases or circumstances his opinion would be right,
but in the present case there appeared or semed to me some difference, etc.
I soon found the advantage of this change in my manner; the
conversations I engaged in went on more pleasantly. The modest way in which I
proposed my opinions procured them a readier reception and less contradiction.
I had less mortification when I was found to be in the wrong, and I more easily
prevailed with others to give up their mistakes and join with me when I
happened to be in the right.
-- Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
#8002"I may appear to be just sitting here like a bucket of tapioca, but don't
let appearances fool you. I'm approaching old age ... at the speed of light."
-- Prof. Cosmo Fishhawk
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