"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."
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"Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate."
"No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor, but honest."
"Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires."
"The good life is one inspired by life and guided by knowledge."
"Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim."
"There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge."
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt."
"Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education."
"Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery."
"Anything you're good at contributes to happiness."
"Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed."
"Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly."
"Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact."
"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness."
"No one gossips about other people's secret virtues."
"Drunkenness is temporary suicide."
"Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure."
"Folly is perennial, yet the human race has survived."
"If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing."
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