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Type: Writer
Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 12/09/1880
Date of Death: 29/01/1956




 

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It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
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For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.
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Don't overestimate the decency of the human race.
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I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind - that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overcome by the damage it has done to clear and honest thinking.
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Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats.
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