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Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men, but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.

—Joseph Addison, 1711

It is more blessed to give than to receive.

—Acts of the Apostles, c. 80

Nature contains no one constant form.

—Paul-Henri Dietrich d’Holbach, 1770

The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.

—Carl Sandburg, 1934

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.

—Jonathan Swift, 1706

By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.

—Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1955

Had Cleopatra’s nose been shorter, the whole face of the world would have changed.

—Blaise Pascal, 1658

Worry over what has not occurred is a serious malady.

—Solomon ibn Gabirol, 1050

No woman needs intercourse; few women escape it.

—Andrea Dworkin, 1978

Man is a troublesome animal and therefore is not very manageable.

—Plato, c. 349 BC

Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad.

—George Bernard Shaw, 1886

There is no profit without another’s loss.

—Roman proverb

There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate: when he can’t afford it, and when he can.

—Mark Twain, 1897