The only good in pretending is the fun we get out of fooling ourselves that we fool somebody.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

What I have been taught, I have forgotten. What I know, I have guessed.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Never speak ill of yourself. Your friends will always say enough on that subject.

It is useless to attempt to reason a person out of a thing he has never been reasoned into.

How is it possible to expect mankind to take advice when they will not so much as take warning?

Tis known by the name of perserverance in a good cause, and obstinacy in a bad one.

Train your child in the way you now know you should have gone yourself.

Herbert Spencer

The ultimate result of shielding people from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.

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