There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.
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The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
Art is wine and experience is the brandy we distill from it
To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser.
Pessimism is a very easy way out because it is a short view of life. If you look at what is happening around us today, you cant help but feel that life is a terrible complexity of problems. But if you look back a few thousand years, you realize that we have advanced fantastically. If you take a long view, I do not see how you can be pessimistic about the future of mankind.
The dog is a yes-animal. Very popular with people who can't afford a yes man.
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