“A Good Imitation…”

“…Is The Most Perfect Originality!”

VOLTAIRE

{(((aka FRANCOIS-MARIE AROUET)))}

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“MY FRIEND Is One Who Takes ME For What I AM.” –HENRY DAVID THOREAU

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“Never Esteem Anything As Of Advantage To You That Will Make You Break Your Word Or Lose Your Self-Respect.” –HENRY BROOKS ADAMS

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((1838-1918))

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“This World Is A Comedy To Those Who Think…”

“…A Tragedy To Those Who Feel.”

HORACE WALPOLE

NPG 6520,Horatio ('Horace') Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford,by Sir Joshua Reynolds

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“Those Who Know How To Win…”

“…Are More Numerous Than Those Who Know How To Make Proper Use Of Their Victories.”

POLYBIUS

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-<<{c. 200 B.C. - c. 118 B.C.}>>-

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“One Of The Lessons Of History Is That Nothing Is Often A Good Thing To Do…”

“…And Always A Clever Thing To Say.”

WILL DURANT

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WILL DURANT (1885-1981) Is Pictured Here With His Students At The Modern School In New York City. This Photo Was Taken Circa 1911 Or 1912.

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“CARELESSNESS Does More Harm Than A Want Of KNOWLEDGE.” –BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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