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"A witty saying proves nothing."



"I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend, to the
 death, your right to say it."



"If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him."



"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."



"I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord,
make my enemies ridiculous."  And God granted it."



"Anything too stupid to be said is sung."



"The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature
cures the disease."



"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."



"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in
others belong to us as well."



"God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh."



"To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also
be well-mannered."



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