In Too lazy to assign a category on February 28, 2007 at 9:45 pm

people ask for criticism, but they only want praise
— w. somerset maugham (1874 – 1965)

those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities
— voltaire (1694 – 1778)

he had forgotten that all life is only a set of pictures in the brain, among which there is no difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward dreamings, and no cause to value the one above the other
— h.p. lovecraft, the silver key, 1926

absence weakens mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and kindles fires
— françois de la rochefoucauld

be vulnerable, only the dead are not
— anonymous

i don't need a friend who changes when i change and who nods when i nod; my shadow does that much better
— plutarch

the worst problem with an open mind is that people throw garbage into it
— anonymous

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  1. A great selection of quotes. The first and last are my favorites.

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