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The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.

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A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.

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I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.

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Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.

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Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.

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I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.

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When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.

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Words are but wind; and learning is nothing but words; ergo, learning is nothing but wind.

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Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions.

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Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.

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Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.

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For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.

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May you live all the days of your life.

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Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.

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Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.

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Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.

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A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.

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He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.

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Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together; Let none but Him who rules the thunder Put this man and woman asunder.

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Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.

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Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.

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Books, the children of the brain.

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