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2/22/1788 - 9/21/1860
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There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.

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Reasonable and vicious are quite consistent with each other, in fact, only through their union are great and far-reaching crimes possible

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To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them.

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The closing years of life are like a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped

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The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality." - Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher

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The longer a man's fame is likely to last, the longer it will be in coming.

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Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.

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Suicide may also be regarded as an experiment -- a question which man puts to Nature, trying to force her to answer. The question is this: What change will death produce in a man's existence and in his insight into the nature of things? It is a clumsy experiment to make; for it involves the destruction of the very consciousness which puts the question and awaits the answer.

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Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.

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The fruits of Christianity were religious wars, butcheries, crusades, inquisitions, extermination of the natives of America and the introduction of African slaves in their place

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Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.

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