Quotations From MASON COOLEY

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  • 201.
    When sages commend excess, Desire is sick.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).

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  • 202.
    I may forget my dignity, but you may not.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).
  • 203.
    Timidity keeps me safe and sad in a narrow room.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).

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  • 204.
    The sewing machine joins what the scissors have cut asunder, plus whatever else comes in its path.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).

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  • 205.
    Fearful of sentimentality, I disown my tears and melting heart.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).

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  • 206.
    City people make most of the fuss about the charms of country life.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).

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  • 207.
    Ladies and gentlemen are supposed to be looked after by others, like children and pets.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).

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  • 208.
    To gain a reputation for virtue, grieve over those you injure.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).
  • 209.
    Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).

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  • 210.
    Minds will wander even during the Last Judgment.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).
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