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361 Those who are too lazy and comfortable to think for themselves and be their own judges obey the laws. Others sense their own laws within them.
Hermann Hesse
362 A long train of these practices has at length unwillingly convinced me that there is something behind the throne greater than the King himself.
William Pitt
363 To a toad, what is beauty? A female with two pop-eyes, a wide mouth, yellow belly and spotted back.
Voltaire
364 Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
Voltaire
365 Confidence comes from not always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.
Peter McIntyre
366 The only difference between graffiti and philosophy is the word "fuck."
(unknown)
367 The modern habit of saying, "Every man has a different philosophy; this is my philosophy and it suits me" - the habit of saying this is mere weak mindedness. A cosmic philosophy is not constructed to fit a man; a cosmic philosophy is constructed to fit a cosmos. A man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
368 Did it ever occur to you that nothing occurs to God?
(unknown)
369 The truth has a million faces, but there is only one truth.
Hermann Hesse
370 The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
Henny Youngman
371 We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings.
Ovid
372 Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Voltaire
373 Birth and ancestry, and that which we have not ourselves achieved, we can scarcely call our own.
Ovid
374 Who would have known of Hector, if Troy had been happy? The road to valor is built by adversity.
Ovid
375 Marriage changes passion . . . suddenly you're in bed with a relative.
(unknown)
376 The moving finger writes; and having writ, moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line; nor all thy tears, wash out a word of it.
Omar Khayyam
377 If you want to hide your face, walk naked.
(unknown)
378 There are many good people who are beneficially stimulated by some, but not all, manmade arrangements of colors and shapes on flat surfaces, essentially nonsense.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
379 Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.
Robert Green Ingersoll
380 He was a wise man who originated the idea of gods.
Euripides

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