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    If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.
    — Paul Eldridge
    tags: crimes 
     
    A man is most accurately judged by how he treats those who are not in a position either to retaliate or to reciprocate.
    — Paul Eldridge
    tags: men 
     
    Authors hide their big thefts by putting small ones between quotation marks.
    — Paul Eldridge
    tags: author 
     
    Reason is the shepherd trying to corral life's vast flock of wild irrationalities.
    — Paul Eldridge
    tags: wild 
     
    There are those whose sole claim to profundity is the discovery of exceptions to the rules.
    — Paul Eldridge
    tags: discovery  rules 
     
    Avarice is fear sheathed in gold.
    — Paul Eldridge
    tags: fear 
     
    Reading the epitaphs, our only salvation lies in resurrecting the dead and burying the living.
    — Paul Eldridge
    Many a necklace becomes a noose.
    — Paul Eldridge
    For having expressed an opinion, however far-fetched, we straightway become its slave, ready to die defending it, and even ready to believe it. And many continue to be martyrs to causes which have ceased to exist, their crowns rusting upon their heads as tin wreaths rust upon forgotten tombs.
    — Paul Eldridge
    tags: believe  die  opinion 
     
    History is the transformation of tumultuous conquerors into silent footnotes.
    — Paul Eldridge
    We endeavor to stuff the universe into the gullet of an aphorism.
    — Paul Eldridge
    tags: universe 
     
    Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.
    — Paul Eldridge
    tags: jealousy  passion 
     
    To have lived long does not necessarily imply the gathering of much wisdom and experience. One who has pedaled twenty-five thousand miles on a stationary bicycle has not circled the globe. He or she has only garnered weariness.
    — Paul Eldridge
    tags: experience  wisdom 
     
    We hew and saw and plane facts to make them dovetail with our prejudices, so that they become mere ornaments with which to parade our objectivity.
    — Paul Eldridge
    tags: prejudice  facts 
     
    Having read the inscriptions upon the tombstones of the great and little cemeteries, Wang Peng advised the Emperor to kill all the living and resurrect the dead.
    — Paul Eldridge
    tags: living  read 
     
    Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him.
    — Paul Eldridge
    tags: men  die  ideas 
     
    Praises for our past triumphs are as feathers to a dead bird.
    — Paul Eldridge
    tags: past  praise 
     
    With the stones we cast at them, geniuses build new roads with them.
    — Paul Eldridge
    It is not true that men prefer foolish women. Rather they prefer women who can simulate foolishness whenever necessary, which is the very core of intelligence.
    — Paul Eldridge
    tags: men  women  true  intelligence 
     
    In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.
    — Paul Eldridge
    tags: truth  facts 
     
    To judge a man's character by only one of its manifestations is like judging the sea by a jugful of its water.
    — Paul Eldridge
    We mourn the transitory things and fret under the yoke of the immutable ones.
    — Paul Eldridge
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