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The minute a phrase, becomes current, it becomes an apology for not thinking accurately to the end of the sentence.
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The young man knows the rules but the old man knows the exceptions.

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Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that were not so.

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A goose flies by a chart the Royal Geographic Society could not improve.

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We are very quiet there, but it is the quiet of a storm centre.

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Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.

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The great act of faith is when a man decides he is not God.

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Even for practical purposes theory generally turns out the most important thing in the end.

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There is no time like the old time, when you and I were young!

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We expect more of ourselves than we have any right to.

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There are three natural anaesthetics: Sleep, fainting, and death.

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Imitation is a necessity of human nature.

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Eloquence may set fire to reason.

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What I wouldn't give to be seventy again!

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The ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas [and] the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market.

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