If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.
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5. a priori Logical propositions are such as can be known a priori without study of the actual world.
With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted.
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I turned down a movie this summer because it was nine weeks in Vancouver and my oldest daughter is 14. I've got four more summers with her. I'm not giving away nine weeks of her summer to go do a silly movie.
Abscond - to move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another.
I served, she came to the net, it was a passing shot.