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Miscellaneous Sayings, Quotes, & Aphorisms

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. -- Theodore Isaac Rubin, MD

There is no limit to the amount of good that people can accomplish, if they don't care who gets the credit.

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. -- Miss Manners

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. -- H. L. Mencken

There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear. -- Daniel Dennett

What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
   -- Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator, 1890

Dignity...just what is it? It is, according to John Raper, the quality that enables a man who says nothing, does nothing and knows nothing to command respect.

Trust is a funny thing; you never really know if you can trust someone, until you find out you can't.

The most predictable thing about the stock market is the number of experts who take credit for predicting it. -- Dave Weinbaum

A bad beginning makes a bad ending. -- Euripides, Aeolus, fragment 32

Happiness (also: Schadenfreude): The agreeable sensation of contemplating the misery of others.

To err is human, to forgive unusual.

There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more. -- Woody Allen

It is better to give than to lend, and it costs about the same.

Lend money to a bad debtor and he will hate you.

If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

Forgetfulness, n.: A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. -- Aristotle (?)

If you notice that a person is deceiving you, they must not be deceiving you very well.

Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye and deny it. -- Garrison Keillor

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