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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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Call the bald man, ''Boy;'' make the sage thy toy; greet the youth with solemn face; praise the fat man for his grace.
~ Helen Rowland - [Persuasion]

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Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
~ Sun Tzu - [Persuasion]

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I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will.
~ Clint Eastwood - [Pessimism]

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I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.
~ Janeane Garofalo - [Pessimism]

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If you pray for rain, don't be surprised if you're struck by lightning.
~ Damien Cannon - [Pessimism]

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It is a quite remarkable fact that the great religions of the most civilized peoples are more deeply fraught with sadness than the simpler beliefs of earlier societies. This certainly does not mean that the current of pessimism is eventually to submerge the other, but it proves that it does not lose ground and that it does not seem destined to disappear.
~ Emile Durkheim - [Pessimism]

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It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it, to fear and suspect the worst.
~ Desiderius Erasmus - [Pessimism]

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Man, at least when educated, is a pessimist. He believes it safer not to reflect on his achievements; Jove is known to strike such people down.
~ John Kenneth Galbraith - [Pessimism]

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No good deed goes unpunished.
~ Clare Boothe Luce - [Pessimism]

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One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears -- by listening to them.
~ Dean Rusk - [Persuasion]

 

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