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The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably
not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.
-- H.L. Mencken
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The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
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The only happiness lies in reason; all the rest of the world is dismal.
The highest reason, however, I see in the work of the artist, and he may
experience it as such. Happiness lies in the swiftness of feeling and
thinking: all the rest of the world is slow, gradual and stupid. Whoever
could feel the course of a light ray would be very happy, for it is very
swift. Thinking of oneself gives little happiness. If, however, one feels
much happiness in this, it is because at bottom one is not thinking of
oneself but of one's ideal. This is far, and only the swift shall reach
it and are delighted.
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The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds,
and the pessimist knows it.
-- J. Robert Oppenheimer, "Bulletin of Atomic Scientists"
Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking
almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all
possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
-- James Cabell, "The Silver Stallion"
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The Poems, all three hundred of them, may be summed up in one of their phrases:
"Let our thoughts be correct".
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The price of success in philosophy is triviality.
-- C. Glymour.
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The questions remain the same. The answers are eternally variable.
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The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but
that's the way to bet.
-- Damon Runyon
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The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits,
but not when it misses.
-- Francis Bacon
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The savior becomes the victim.