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"Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction."

"Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars."

"Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure."

"During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think."

"Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why."

"Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing."
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"Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures."

"One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed."

"Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time."

"You can talk about capitalism and communism and all that sort of thing, but the important thing is the struggle everybody is engaged in to get better living conditions, and they are not interested too much in government."

"Two things are bad for the heart - running up stairs and running down people."

"To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am."

"There are no such things as incurable, there are only things for which man has not found a cure."

"I am quite sure that in the hereafter she will take me by the hand and lead me to my proper seat."

"I am interested in physical medicine because my father was. I am interested in medical research because I believe in it. I am interested in arthritis because I have it."

"Always do one thing less than you think you can do."

"Nobody ever lost money taking a profit."

"The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself."

"If you get all the facts, your judgment can be right; if you don't get all the facts, it can't be right."

"If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament - disarmament follows peace."

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