1. The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.

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  2. The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time.

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  3. Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.

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  4. I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.

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  5. We want a few mad people now. See where the sane ones have landed us!

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  6. Morality is suspecting other people of not being legally married.

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  7. Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.

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  8. The world is populated in the main by people who should not exist.

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  9. Common people do not pray; they only beg.

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  10. Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

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  11. It is difficult, if not impossible, for most people to think otherwise than in the fashion of their own period.

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  12. The thought of two thousand people crunching celery at the same time horrified me.

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  13. People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.

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  14. Between persons of equal income there is no social distinction except the distinction of merit. Money is nothing: character, conduct, and capacity are everything. There would be great people and ordinary people and little people, but the great would always be those who had done great things, and never the idiots whose mothers had spoiled them and whose fathers had left them a hundred thousand a year; and the little would be persons of small minds and mean characters, and not poor persons who had never had a chance. That is why idiots are always in favor of inequality of income (their only chance of eminence), and the really great in favor of equality.

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  15. He didn't dare to, because his father had a weak heart and habitually threatened to drop dead if anybody hurt his feelings. You may have noticed that people with weak hearts are the tyrants of English married life.

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  16. Don't order any black things. Rejoice in his memory; and be radiant: leave grief to the children. Wear violet and purple. Be patient with the poor people who will snivel: they don't know; and they think they will live for ever, which makes death a division instead of a bond.

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  17. Go anywhere in England where there are natural, wholesome, contented, and really nice English people; and what do you always find? That the stables are the real center of the household.

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  18. When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.

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  19. This comes of James teaching me to think for myself, and never to hold back out of fear of what other people may think of me. It works beautifully as long as I think the same things as he does.

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  20. The universal regard for money is the one hopeful fact in our civilization. Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honor, generosity and beauty. Not the least of its virtues is that it destroys base people as certainly as it fortifies and dignifies noble people.

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  21. He hates chess. He says it is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something clever when they are only wasting their time.

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  22. Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.

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  23. It is most unwise for people in love to marry.

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  24. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.

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  25. Very few people can afford to be poor.

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  26. Most people do not pray; they only beg.

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  27. People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.

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  28. People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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  29. If I own a large part of Scotland, I can turn the people off the land practically into the sea or across the sea. I can take women in child-bearing and throw them into the snow and leave them there. That has been done. I can do it for no better reason than I think it is better to shoot deer on the land than allow people to live on it.

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  30. If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters.

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  31. The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.

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