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  • 111.
    Since events are not metaphors, the literal-minded have a certain advantage in dealing with them.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).
  • 112.
    Don Juan tries not to see the skeptical winks that greet his boasting.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
  • 113.
    Lovers remain in the dark, working hard to keep out daylight.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).

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  • 114.
    My struggles with myself seldom reach aerobic level.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).
  • 115.
    Failure makes us envious. Success makes us greedy.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).

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  • 116.
    The beginning of self-knowledge: recognizing that your motives are the same as other people's.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).

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  • 117.
    The critical spirit never knows when to stop meddling.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).
  • 118.
    Only the most lucid can see their love as comedy.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).

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  • 119.
    One eventually has enough even of oneself.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).
  • 120.
    Art seduces, but does not exploit.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).
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