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❝My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white❞
Monty Python

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Human Nature

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small package.

Ah! but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?
Robert Browning (1812-1889)

All that we are not stares back at what we are.
W.H. Auden (1907-1973)

Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov (1960-1904)

Crises bring out the best in the best of us, and the worst in the worst of us.

I'd rather be a rising ape than a falling angel.
Terry Pratchett (1948-2004)

Man is vile, I know, but people are wonderful.
Peter De Vries (1910-1993)

None so empty as those who are full of themselves.
Benjamin Whichcote (1609-1683)

Racism is only the snobbery of the poor.

Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

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