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"Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he
was twice married, it never occured to him to verify this statement by
examining his wives' mouths."



"Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so."



"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial
reasons."



"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief
that one's work is terribly important."



"The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small
one, particularly if he plays golf."



"It has been said that man is a rational animal.  All my life I have
been searching for evidence which could support this."



"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always
so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."



"All movements go too far."



"I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong."



"The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not
to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that
no one will believe it."



"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of
happiness."



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