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All our lives we are putting pennies - our most golden pennies - into penny-in-the-slot machines that are almost always empty.
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Logan Pearsall Smith Quotes

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Perhaps if we saw what was ahead of us, and glimpsed the crimes, follies, and misfortunes that would befall us later on, we would all stay in our mother's wombs, and then there would be nobody in the world but a great number of very fat, very irritated women.
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I put the question directly to myself: "Suppose that all your objects in life were realized; that all the changes in institutions and opinions which you are looking forward to, could be completely effected at this very instant: would this be a great joy and happiness to you?" And an irrepressible self-consciousness distinctly answered, "No!"
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John Stuart Mill Quotes

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Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
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David T. Wolf Quotes

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Nothing begins, and nothing ends, that is not paid with moan; for we are born in other's pain, and perish in our own.
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Francis Thompson Quotes

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The mad are happy, the sane ignorant; those of us stuck on the sane side of madness or the mad fringe of sanity are in a purgatorial cage.
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The enthusiastic, to those who are not, are always something of a trial.
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Alban Goodier Quotes

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Things are not as bad as they seem. They are worse.
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Bill Press Quotes

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Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
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Nine-tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth.
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Horace Walpole Quotes

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