No man knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan, and raised an adolescent.

Benjamin Franklin

Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none.

Francoise Sagan

Nothing is more frightful than laughter when it comes to jealousy.

François de La Rochefoucauld

In aging, one becomes more foolish and more wise.

Erma Bombeck

Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone?

When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.

Adlai Stevenson

A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.

John Mason Brown

Reasoning with a child is fine, if you can reach the child's reason without destroying your own.

Herman Melville

Genius round the world stands hand-in-hand, and one shock of recognition runs the whole circle round.

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