"The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only drawings and models which are played with by poor people who cannot afford the real thing."
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"Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together."
"The fly that does not want to be swatted is safest if it sits on the fly-swat."
"Man loves company, even if it is only that of a smoldering candle."
"He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage -- he won't encounter many rivals."
"The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is the reason so many good minds are idle."
"Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer."
"The worst thing you can possibly do is worrying and thinking about what you could have done."
"We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already."
"He swallowed a lot of wisdom, but all of it seems to have gone down the wrong way."
"Virtue by premeditation isn't worth much."
"People who never have any time on their hands are those who do the least."
"Theologians always try to turn the Bible into a book without common sense."
"Some theories are good for nothing except to be argued about."
"The human tendency to regard little things as important has produced very many great things."
"The most successful tempters and thus the most dangerous are the deluded deluders."
"A schoolteacher or professor cannot educate individuals, he educates only species."
"A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents."
"There are very many people who read simply to prevent themselves from thinking."
"A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out."
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