Rescue someone unwilling to look after himself, and he will cling to you like a dangerous illness.
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My passions have never jumped out of the fireplace and set fire to the carpet.
Fulfillment is often more trouble than it is worth.
The body has a mind of its own.
Some loves are like a vice that has ceased to give pleasure.
Hypocrisy is the outside of cynicism.
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Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
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Douglas William Jerrold