"Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom."
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"My parents were neither very poor nor conspicuously honest."
"The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds."
"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist."
"It is difference of opinion that makes horse races."
"It is not best that we should all think alike; it is a difference of opinion that makes horse races."
"Public opinion is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God."
"Obscurity and competence: That is the life that is worth living."
"Necessity is the mother of taking chances."
"France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country."
"Switzerland is simply a large, lumpy, solid rock with a thin skin of grass stretched over it."
"There are German songs which can make a stranger to the language cry."
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."
"The lack of money is the root of all evils."
"I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position."
"His money is twice tainted: taint yours and taint mine."
"The man who is ostentatious of his modesty is twin to the statue that wears a fig-leaf."
"Temperate temperance is best; intemperate temperance injures the cause of temperance."
"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not."
"If you are speaking the truth you don't have to remember anything."
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