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"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon
 the support of Paul."



"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful
 than a life spent doing nothing."



"He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches."



"Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can
 never learn anything from history."



"It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid."



"Lack of money is the root of all evil."



"Martyrdom is the only way a person can become famous without ability."



"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the
 point than the fact than a drunken man is happier than a sober one."



"Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment
by the corrupt few."



"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.  Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man."



"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it
ceases to be serious when people laugh."



"Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than
we deserve."



"England and America are two countries separated by the same language."



"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those
who have not got it."



"Nothing is ever accomplished by a reasonable man."



"Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something
nice about them."



"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all
other countries because you were born in it."



"It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid."



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