A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins or nearly all save those worth committing.

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It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.

Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them.

Books are like imprisoned souls, till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them.

The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.

The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.

My main wish is to get my books into other people's rooms and to keep other people's books out of m

My main wish is to get my books into other people's rooms and to keep other people's books out of mine.

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    Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself.

    Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself.

    Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.

    Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.

    Jokes? There are no jokes. The truth is the funniest joke of all.

    Jokes? There are no jokes. The truth is the funniest joke of all.

    Laugh at your worries and insecurities. View your anxieties with humor. It will be difficult at first, but you’ll gradually get used to it.

    Laugh at your worries and insecurities. View your anxieties with humor. It will be difficult at first, but you’ll gradually get used to it.

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