Quotable #70: Indifference

“Indifference to all the actions and passions of mankind was not supposed to be such a distinguished quality at that time, I think. I have known it very fashionable indeed. I have seen it displayed with such success that I have encountered some fine ladies and gentlemen who might as well have been born caterpillars.” […]

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Quotable #69: Luggage

“Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone?” — Erma Bombeck “I went to the airport. I had three pieces of luggage. I said that I want this piece to go to Cleveland, this piece to Toronto and this piece to Florida. The airline agent said, ‘We […]

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Quotable #67: Book Borrowers

“He who lends a book is an idiot. He who returns the book is more of an idiot.” — Arab Proverb “I can lend you my money not my books.” — Amit Kalantri “Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks […]

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Quotable #66: Secrets

Image: The New Daily “[…] When two know it, how can it be a secret? And indeed with what justice can you expect secresy in me, that cannot be private to yourself?” — John, Marston, Parasitaster: Or, The Fawn, Act 3, Scene 1, 1604, quoted in Charles Wentworth Dilke, Old English Plays: Being a Selection […]

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Quotable #65: Ideas

“There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.” — George Orwell

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Quotable #64: Precautions

“The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.” — Alfred Adler

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Quotable #63: Thinking

“I wrote somewhere once that the third-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking with the majority, the second-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking with the minority, and the first-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking.” — A. A. Milne

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Quotable #61: Expenses

“Keeping up appearances is the most expensive thing in the world.” — A. C. Benson “A man often pays dear for a small frugality.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Quotable #60: Perspective

“Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.” — Lewis Carroll

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