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    Friday round up

    Quotes That Caught My Eye
    Eric Hoffer

    • The poor on the borderline of starvation live purposeful lives. To be engaged in a desperate struggle for food and shelter is to be wholly free from a sense of futility.
    • We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.
    • It is thus with most of us; we are what other people say we are. We know ourselves chiefly by hearsay.

    Ambrose Bierce

    • Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
    • There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don’t know.
    • To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one’s voice.

    H.L. Mencken

    • An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
    • Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
    • Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
    • Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
    • I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.
    • It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.
    • Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.
    • The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.
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