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"No matter where or what, there are makers, takers, and fakers."
-Robert Heinlein

"To demand 'sense' is the hallmark of nonsense. Nature does not make sense. Nothing makes sense."
-Ayn Rand

"Everybody's a self-made man; but only the successful ones are ever willing to admit it."

"For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe... Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end."
-H. L. Mencken

"It is easier to be critical than correct."
-Benjamin Disraeli

"Life has no rehearsals, only performances."

"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it."

"Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind."
-John F. Kennedy

"'He means well' is useless unless he does well."

"Only the winners decide what were war crimes."
-Gary Wills

"The most common of all antagonisms arises from a man's taking a seat beside you on the train, a seat to which he is completely entitled."
-Robert Benchley

"Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them."
-Anne Landers

"It is impossible to love and to be wise."
-Francis Bacon

"Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on lunch."

"The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was."

"It doesn't matter what temperature the room is; it's always room-temperature."

"A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of."
-Burt Bacharach

"We learn something every day, and lots of times it's that what we learned the day before was wrong."
-Bill Vaughn

"A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one."
-Mary Kay Ash

"To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult."

"When ideas fail, words come in very handy."

"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
-Albert Einstein

"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do."
-Dale Carnegie

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
-Thomas Edison

"A single fact can spoil a good argument."

"There are two kinds of people in the world: those who believe there are two kinds of people and those who don't."
-Benchley's Law of Distinction

"Even if you are on the right track you'll get run over if you just sit there!"

"It's a very funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."
-William Somerset Maugham

"Time flies whether you're having fun or not."
-Mary Engelbreit

"Don't worry over what other people are thinking about you. They're too busy worrying over what you are thinking about them."

"A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election."
-Bill Vaughan

"The graveyards are full of indespensible men."
-Charles de Gaulle

"Rudeness is a weak man's imitation of strength."
-Eric Hoffer

"One can always be kind to people about whom one cares nothing."
-Oscar Wilde

"Nothing knits man to man like the frequent passage from hand to hand of cash."
-Walter Richard Sickert

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