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  • Elegance thrives on exclusion.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • The rich feel full of merit.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • Necessity makes heroes of us all.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
  • Mistrust makes life difficult. Trust makes it risky.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).

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  • Humor does not rescue us from unhappiness, but enables us to move back from it a little.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).

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  • Even in the midst of love-making, writers are working on the description.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).

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  • If your nose is up in the air, you cannot see where you are going.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).
  • First literature came to refer only to itself, the literary theory.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).
  • The bathroom scale knows nothing of extenuating circumstances.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
  • "Old-fashioned" is an impossible indictment to answer.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).
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