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"A Native American Elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, "the one I feed the most.""

"If you can say a thing with one stroke, unanswerably you have style; if not, you are at best a marchande de plaisir; a decorative litterateur, or a musical confectioner, or a painter of fans with cupids and cocottes. Handel had power."

"Socialism is the same as Communism, only better English."

"If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience."

"Cruelty must be whitewashed by a moral excuse, and pretense of reluctance."

"I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation."

"The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier."

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

"Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world."

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

"Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious."

"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it."

"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people."

"All great truths begin as blasphemies."

"Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough."

"Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics."

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

"Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life."

"No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious."

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

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