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    • Men are afraid to rock the boat in which they hope to drift safely through life's currents, when, actually, the boat is stuck on a sandbar. They would be better off to rock the boat and try to shake it loose.
    • When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.
      "The Second Sin"
    • A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
      The Second Sin (1973) "Childhood"
    • Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
      The Second Sin (1973) "Emotions"
    • The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
      The Second Sin (1973) "Personal Conduct"
    • Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
      The Second Sin (1973) "Science and Scientism"
    • Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.
      The Second Sin (1973) "Social Relations"
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