1. 10

    You know that the Tasmanians, who never committed adultery, are now extinct.

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    6
  2. 9

    When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.

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    6
  3. 8

    Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

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    8
  4. 7

    People who ask for your criticism want only praise.

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    9
  5. 6

    I've always been interested in people, but I've never liked them.

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    17
  6. 5

    The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.

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    18
  7. 4

    The future will one day be the present and will seem as unimportant as the present does now.

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    18
  8. 3

    It's a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

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    18
  9. 2

    To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.

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    22
  10. 1

    You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance.

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    39
  11. Last Update: 11 August 2020

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