|#7993||I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable|
to sit still in a room.
-- Blaise Pascal
|#7994||I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience|
most of them are trash.
-- Sigmund Freud
|#7995||I have great faith in fools -- self confidence my friends call it.|
-- Edgar Allan Poe
|#7996||I have learned silence from the talkative,|
toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind.
-- Kahlil Gibran
|#7997||I have made mistakes but I have never made the mistake of claiming|
that I have never made one.
-- James Gordon Bennett
|#7998||I 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
|#7999||I knew one thing: as soon as anyone said you didn't need a gun, you'd better|
take one along that worked.
-- Raymond Chandler
|#8000||I love mankind ... It's people I hate.|
|#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
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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