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A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
Pessimism
Don Marquis

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An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it.
Ideas
Don Marquis

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An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
Ideas
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An optimist is a man who has never had much experience.
Optimism
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Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.
Blood
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Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.
Bores and Boredom
Don Marquis

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Did you ever notice that when a politician does get an idea he usually gets it all wrong.
Politicians and Politics
Don Marquis

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Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint
Difficulties
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Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
Fishing
Don Marquis

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Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
Happiness
Don Marquis

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Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.
Honesty
Don Marquis

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I never think when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them well.
Writers and Writing
Don Marquis

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I would rather start a family than finish one.
Family
Don Marquis

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In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent.
Parents and Parenting
Don Marquis

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Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.
Success
Don Marquis

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Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.
Poetry and Poets
Don Marquis

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Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Procrastination
Don Marquis

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prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into
Prohibition
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Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
Punctuality
Don Marquis

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Science has always been too dignified to invent a good backscratcher.
Science and Scientists
Don Marquis

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Some persons are likable in spite of their unswerving integrity.
Honesty
Don Marquis

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Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
Success
Don Marquis

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There is nothing so habit-forming as money.
Money
Don Marquis

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When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him whose?
Work, Hard
Don Marquis

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When you can't have anything else, you can have virtue.
Virtue
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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun