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Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.


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A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future.

A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future.



Don't ever become a pessimist... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.

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May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.

May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.



It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.

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The stupidity of a stupid man is exercised in a restricted field; the stupidity of an intelligent man has a much wider diffusion, and a far greater effect, aided as it is by the element of surprise.

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