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It is almost impossible to carry the torch of wisdom through a crowd without singeing someone's beard
If it has to choose who is to be crucified, the crowd will always save Barabbas
It is the practice of the multitude to bark at eminent men, as little dogs do at strangers

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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
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On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
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