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The total history of almost anyone would shock almost everyone. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. ~Benjamin Franklin


What is the most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine. ~Susan Sontag


You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are; but you must approach each man by the right door. ~Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887


A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. ~Winston Churchill


A small man can be just as exhausted as a great man. ~Arthur Miller


The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne


Those who are quite satisfied sit still and do nothing; those who are not quite satisfied are the sole benefactors of the world. ~Walter Savage Landor


I'm the strayest dog you'll ever meet. ~Daniel, @blindedpoet


He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. ~Winston Churchill


I don't know that there are haunted houses. I know that there are dark staircases and haunted people. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch. ~Walt Whitman


If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others. ~François VI de la Rochefoucault


A hundred men together are the hundredth part of a man. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin


I've met so many people, often the scum of the earth, and found them, you know, quite decent. I am an uncomfortable stranger to moral indignation. ~W. Somerset Maugham


Most people are good. They may not be saints, but they are good. ~Jimmy Wales, speech


You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. ~Plato


Freaks are the much needed escape from the humdrum. They are poetry. ~Albert Perry


A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it. ~Helen Rowland


In general, of course, a stranger who tries to get you into an automobile is anything but noble, and in general a person who quotes great American novelists is anything but treacherous, and in general a man who says you needn't worry about money, or a man who smokes cigarettes, is somewhere in between. ~Lemony Snicket


His voice was as intimate as the rustle of sheets. ~Dorothy Parker


I'm Black. God knew my people would go through struggles so he gave us a lifetime supply of cool to compensate. ~Scrubs, "His Story III"


People are who they are — give or take 15%. ~Modern Family, "Fifteen Percent," written by Steven Levitan, spoken by the character Mitchell Pritchett, original airdate 2010 January 20th


Groups of people are like a massive Rock, Paper, Scissors war. ~Daniel, @blindedpoet


Desgenais... was firm and serious, although a smile hovered about his lips. He was a man of heart, but as dry as a pumice-stone. ~Alfred de Musset, The Confession of a Child of the Century/La Confession d'un enfant du siècle, 1836, translated from French by Kendall Warren


[T]he cherub, alas, proved to be pasted on tough gingerbread which was too hard for many to bite into. ~Vladimir Nabokov, The Gift, 1963, translated from Russian by Michael Scammell


It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow-necked bottles: the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out. ~Alexander Pope


History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. ~Abba Eban


Why are there men and women that while they are nigh me the sunlight expands my blood? Why when they leave me do my pennants of joy sink flat and lank? ~Walt Whitman



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