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Saturday, 23 September 2017
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"Philosophy offers the rather cold consolation that perhaps we and our planet do not actually exist; religion presents the contradictory and scarcely more comforting thought that we exist but that we cannot hope to get anywhere until we cease to exist. Alcohol, in attempting to resolve the contradiction, produces vivid patterns of Truth which vanish like snow in the morning sun and cannot be recalled; the revelations of poetry are as wonderful as a comet in the skies -- and as mysterious. Love, which was once believed to contain the Answer, we now know to be nothing more than an inherited behavior pattern." (Thurber, James - Cosmos)

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The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse. - (Franklin, Benjamin - Absence)
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Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning. - (Franklin, Benjamin - Action)
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Admiration is the daughter of ignorance. - (Franklin, Benjamin - Admiration)
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The proof of gold is fire... - (Franklin, Benjamin - Adversity)
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Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it. - (Franklin, Benjamin - Advice)
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They that will not be counseled, cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles. - (Franklin, Benjamin - Advice)
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To bear other people's afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare. - (Franklin, Benjamin - Affliction)
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Many foxes grow gray but few grow good. - (Franklin, Benjamin - Age and Aging)
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At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment. - (Franklin, Benjamin - Age and Aging)
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If you wouldn't live long, live well; for folly and wickedness shorten life. - (Franklin, Benjamin - Age and Aging)
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An old young man, will be a young old man. - (Franklin, Benjamin - Age and Aging)
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Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young. - (Franklin, Benjamin - Age and Aging)
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I think that a young state, like a young virgin, should modestly stay at home, and wait the application of suitors for an alliance with her; and not run about offering her amity to all the world; and hazarding their refusal. Our virgin is a jolly one; and tho at present not very rich, will in time be a great fortune, and where she has a favorable predisposition, it seems to me well worth cultivating. - (Franklin, Benjamin - Alliances)
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Clearly spoken, Mr. Fogg; you explain English by Greek. - (Franklin, Benjamin - Ambiguity)
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Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires. - (Franklin, Benjamin - Ambition)
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