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Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved. (N. Machiavelli) 2. There are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, and the third is useless. (N. Machiavelli) 3. Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel. Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are. (Machiavelli) 4. There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect. 5. He who blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot mount higher, must thereafter fall with the greatest loss. 6. If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared. 7. Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved. 8. Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written. (M. Twain) 9. A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds. (Mark Twain) 10. Humor is mankind's greatest blessing. (M. Twain) 11. The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop. 12. Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike. (Oscar Wilde) 13. The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray. 14. If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism. 15. In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane. 16. No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly. 17. Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes. 18. Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected. 19. Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. 20. Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. 21. If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world. 22. The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast. 23. The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. 24. What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. 25. Read not to contradict and confute, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. (F. Bacon) 26. Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to the more ought law to weed it out.

30. Knowledge is power. 32. and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt. . Houses are built to live in. Choose the life that is most useful. 28. except where both may be had. not to look on.27. Seek ye first the good things of the mind. let use be preferred before uniformity. therefore. The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship. when they can see nothing but sea. 29. 31. They are ill discoverers that think there is no land. and habit will make it the most agreeable.