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  • 1.
    If I had found the words I was looking for, I would not have read so much.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
  • 2.
    I have learned to keep to myself how exceptional I am.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • 3.
    Frivolous sorrow is folly. Frivolous enjoyment is not.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).

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  • 4.
    There are different rules for reading, for thinking, and for talking. Writing blends all three of them.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • 5.
    Death promises nothing—not even oblivion.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).

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  • 6.
    After ages of bombast, the rhetoric of virtue has become ironic and shy.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
  • 7.
    Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).

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  • 8.
    More are weakened than strengthened by their troubles.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).
  • 9.
    Never trust the judgment of an enthusiastic man; never trust the promises of a lazy one.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).

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  • 10.
    Even cats grow lonely and anxious.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).

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