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Selected from Michael Moncur's Collection of Quotations - September 23, 2017
The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.
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H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)  
The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.
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George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Pygmalion (1916) preface  
You have to surrender to the fact that you are of too many in a highly competitive field where it is difficult to stand out. Over time, through your work, you will demonstrate who you are and what you bring to the field. Just stay with it and keep working.
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Lisa Kudrow, Vasser Commencement Address, 2010  
I'm glad I didn't have to fight in any war. I'm glad I didn't have to pick up a gun. I'm glad I didn't get killed or kill somebody. I hope my kids enjoy the same lack of manhood.
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Tom Hanks (1956 - )  
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