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Collete

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.

Mark Twain

I cannot call to mind a single instance where I have ever been irreverent, except toward the things which were sacred to other people.

Winston Churchill

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

Jane Wagner

Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.

H. L. Mencken

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.

Otto Van Bismarck

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn’t the slightest intention of putting it into practice.

Ernest Benn

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.

E.F.Schumacher

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.

Denis Diderot

There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it.

Russell Baker

The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any.

Cullen Hightower

We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex—but Congress can.

Margaret Mitchell

Until you’ve lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was.

Bill Cosby

Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.

Clifford Stoll

Why is it drug addicts and computer aficionados are both called users?

David Richerby

The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money.

Miss Piggy

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.