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The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure.
Hermann Hesse
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Excerption: An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
Niels Bohr
With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
Otto von Bismarck
Fear has no brains; it is an idiot.
Ambrose Bierce
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
Hector Berlioz
Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government.
Jeremy Bentham
Drinking, when we are not thirsty and making love all year round, madam; that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.
Pierre Auguste Caron de Beaumarchais
Passion is born deaf and dumb.
Honore de Balzac
No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with only a single thread.
Francis Bacon
The most hopelessly stupid man is he who is not aware that he is wise.
Isaac Asimov
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Aristotle