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Published Tuesday, July 26, 2016 @ 4:48 AM EDT
Jul 26 2016

A man's face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the monogram of all this man's thoughts and aspirations.
-Arthur Schopenhauer

As a rule it is circumstances that make men.
-Napoleon Bonaparte

As a rule we disbelieve all facts and theories for which we have no use.
-William James

As a rule, large capitalists are Republicans and small capitalists are Democrats, but workingmen must remember that they are all capitalists, and that the many small ones, like the fewer large ones, are all politically supporting their class interests, and this is always and everywhere the capitalist class.
-Eugene V. Debs

As a rule, only very learned and clever men deny what is obviously true. Common men have less brains, but more sense.
-William T. Stace

As a rule, we find what we look for; we achieve what we get ready for.
-James Cash Penney

Boys who spent their weekends making banana nut muffins did not, as a rule, excel in the art of hand-to-hand combat.
-David Sedaris

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
-Arthur Schopenhauer

Cats, as a rule, don't like lawyers. They have great insight into human character.
-Kinky Friedman

Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them.
-Umberto Eco

It can be laid down as a rule that those who speak most of liberty are least inclined to use it.
-John Kenneth Galbraith

It is, as a rule, far more important how men pursue their occupation than what the occupation is which they select.
-Louis Brandeis

Logic and morality made it impossible to accept an illogical and immoral reality; they engendered a rejection of reality which as a rule led the cultivated man rapidly to despair.
-Primo Levi

Martyrdom, as a rule, establishes the sincerity of the martyr- never the correctness of his thought. Things are true or false in themselves. Truth cannot be affected by opinions; it cannot be changed, established, or affected by martyrdom. An error cannot be believed sincerely enough to make it a truth.
-Robert G. Ingersoll

Never speculate. Never buy or sell grain or stocks upon a margin. If you have savings, invest them in solid securities, lands or property. The man who gambles upon the exchanges is in the condition of the man who gambles at the gaming table. He rarely, if ever, makes a permanent success. His judgment goes; his faculties are snapped; and his end, as a rule, is nervous prostration after an unworthy and useless life.
-Andrew Carnegie

Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity.
-Eric Hoffer

The choice before human beings, is not, as a rule, between good and evil but between two evils.
-George Orwell

The man who is unhappy will, as a rule, adopt an unhappy creed, while the man who is happy will adopt a happy creed; each may attribute his happiness or unhappiness to his beliefs, while the real causation is the other way round.
-Bertrand Russell

When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong. The minority are right.
-Eugene V. Debs


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